Monday, February 13, 2012

Night 13 of "The 14 Nights of valentine's day giveaway"

Welcome to night 13 of "The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Giveaway". Tonight we have our next featured shop from our Valentine Giveaway. We also have the review of the next movie on our Love Story List. Take a look at the list and find some fun movies to watch this Valentine season. You'll even get the chance for 10 extra entries. First off lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Tonight's Featured Item - You Make My Heart Spin Necklace - Limited Edition Red Heart

You Make My Heart Spin Necklace $18

Purchase this, or any other featured item, from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 29th and get 10% off. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

The 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Shop Feature - JFrancy

JFrancy is run by Judi from Milbank, South Dakota. Her shop is filled with beautiful customized jewelry.

Judi offers lots of designs that can be customised with names, words or initials for that special gift.

You'll find necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings in Judi's shop. She'll even take custom orders if you have something special in mind.

You'll have a chance to win a beautiful necklace with a large red glass pearl and a Red/Copper/Burgundy mobius ball pendant from Judi's shop. Enter now on the main giveaway page.

Take a minute to stop by JFrancy and find something pretty for yourself.

To get in the Valentine spirit each shop was asked what their favorite love story movie is. Judi said "Pride and Prejudice. I have read the book and seen many movie versions, but I think my favorite part is in one of the most recent movies. Where at the end, Mr. Darcy and the new Mrs. Darcy are joking about what he should call her now, and she says, "Mrs. Darcy" with a big grin. Thus he seals the end of the movie with a kiss on her forehead and each cheek after saying, "Mrs. Darcy", and the rest is history."

Now for tonight's movie. Make sure to leave a comment below. Anyone who leaves a comment, with their opinion of the movie, for each of the 14 movies will get an extra 10 entries in our Valentine's Day Giveaway. After you finish commenting on all 14 movies you need only leave 1 comment on the main giveaway page that says "I made it through the 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon with my heart intact!" That 1 comment will count for 10 entries.

Night 13 - A Life Less Ordinary

Tagline - A comedy for anyone who's ever been
               in danger...of falling in love.

Music selections from the movie on the jukebox -
1. Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
2. Don't Leave - Faithless
3. Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley

Directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave and 28 Days Later) and released on October 24, 1997 by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (rated R). Robert (Ewan McGregor) is a cleaning man who takes his boss's daughter, Celine (Cameron Diaz), hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two Angels are sent to earth to help bring the couple together. If they fail they are doomed to stay amongst the humans forever. Can they help these two fall in love?

This is one of my all time favorites! I remember seeing this movie on the new release wall at the video store. I had no idea who Ewan McGregor was but his picture on this movie and on the just released "Brassed Off" made me quite curious to find out who he was. So when the movies were finally checked in, little movies only ever had one copy, I grabbed them quick and proceeded to watch them right away.

I completely fell in love with this movie. It's funny, romantic, sweet and a bit of a fairy tale. If you just remember that Angels are in charge then all the things in the movie seem possible. And we get a song and dance number from Ewan. What more could I ask for? I always have to rewind this part and watch again before the movie can proceed.

If you haven't seen this one give it a try. It's something a bit different that just might win your heart.

Take a look at the original trailer...

Some trivia about the movie...
1. The author of the romantic novel read by Celine and O'Reilly is Jennifer Hodge. This is the name of the wife of writer John Hodge.
2. The gas station attendant is whistling the techno song that played over the previous scene (when Robert confronts Neville and kidnaps Celine).
3. Ian Holm and Maury Chaykin also co-starred in The Sweet Hereafter (1997), in both movies they had only one scene together.
4. Starting with issue 1063 publishing date 7-oct-1997, the UK comic 2000AD printed an eight-part, 48-page, drawn strip adaptation of the movie. Scripted by David Bishop and drawn by Steve Yeowell, it met with a mixed reception from readers.
5. Both Holly Hunter and Ewan McGregor play the French horn.


  1. I can't believe that this is yet another movie I have never watched! Sounds great though -- thanks for all those fantastic recommendations! I know it takes a lot of time to put together such posts -- very much appreciated. :)

  2. oh my, I had forgotten about this one.

  3. I love your post today. Both movies are great! Ewan McGregor is one of my favorite actors.

  4. Not Danny Boyle's best but I'd still watch it gladly again!!


  5. Oh, I had forgotten all about it!!
    Not bad at all!!


  6. I liked this movie too,it's been a while!

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

  7. and another one that i have yet to see :0