Friday, February 1, 2013

Night 1 of The 14 Nights Of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway

Welcome to night 1 of the 3rd annual 14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon Giveaway. Make sure to stop by our Giveaway Post and enter to win a goodie bag full of decadent treats from 11 different shops! Tonight we have the first movie review in our movie marathon. Follow along for an extra 10 entries in the giveaway. Plus we also have a new game to play this time around to get you even more entries (see details below). But first lets get to our featured item of the night from Laughing Vixen Lounge.

Black Cat Compact - Style C
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Purchase any item(s) from Laughing Vixen Lounge through February 28th and get 10% off your order. Use code FEBRUARY10 at checkout.

14 Nights of Valentine's Day Movie Marathon
Follow along with us for 2 weeks full of classic and modern love story movies. Each night there will be a review of the next movie in our movie marathon. Leave a comment on each post with your opinion of that movie. On the last day you will find the magic phrase you will use to unlock the entry on the Rafflecopter worth 10 entries in the giveaway. You must comment on each movie post to qualify.

Guess The Movie Game
This time around we decided not to post the movie list in full so we can play a fun game instead. Each daily post will have a clue to the next night's movie. Each day you can leave your guess on the Rafflecopter widget, on the main giveaway page, for 2 entries in the giveaway. **Guesses must be posted the same day as their clue to receive the 2 entries**

Tonight's Clue ~
30 days. No more, no less.

Night 1 - Hachiko: A Dog's Story

Tagline - A true story of faith, devotion and undying love.

Directed by Lass Hallstrom (Chocolat, What's Eating Gilbert Grape and The Cider House Rules) and released straight to DVD on March 9, 2010 as Hachi - A Dog's Tale in the US (Rated G). When Parker (Richard Gere) finds a lost puppy at the train station he has no idea of the bond the two will form changing both their lives forever.

OK, you may as well get the box of Kleenx out right now because if this movie doesn't make you tear up, well... then there is something wrong with you 8)

Last year I let me mom pick the first night's movie and she chose Raintree County. That movie had such a warm response from our readers that I asked her to pick again this year. This time she chose a movie we had just recently watched, Hatchi - A Dog's Tale. Now, this may not be what you typically think of when you think love stories but this is most definitely a great love story. A love story of the bond one man has with his dog. Oh ya, did we mention it's based on a true story?

This is a family friendly movie with a G rating. If you are a fan of animals, love stories or just "nice movies" (as my mom would call them) then give this one a try. It really is a sweet movie.

Take a look at the original trailer ~ Please Note ~ While a main part of the story was not kept a secret when promoting this movie, if you want to have everything be a surprise to you do not watch past the 1:15 mark of the trailer.

There was not much trivia for this movie so instead here is a link to the real life Hachi and the true story that this movie is based on...


  1. i've never heard of this! i will have to check it out... when i am in the mood to cry lol

  2. I don't believe I've seen this one, I am gonna to, when I feel like crying -a lot!!


  3. this one eludes me :-)
    I will keep it in mind ;-)

  4. The original story is a tear-jerker. I couldn't get past the idea of taking it out of context to the point of switching continents, so I never got around to watching the re-make.

  5. I haven't seen this movie. Great story.


  6. Thanks for sharing this! I'm unfamiliar with the film but it looks very sweet, and the dog is adorable.

  7. Puppy Love!!! I have been wanting to watch this one.

  8. Way too sad for me!

  9. Oh yeah, I wouldn't be able to watch that.. I'd be bawling.

  10. Must find this one to rent. Looks awesome! Thank you

  11. I've never seen this movie, but I love other movies by Lasse Hallstrom. Will have to watch it!

  12. i haven't seen this one yet. richard gere kinda creeps me out but i might have to check it out.

  13. Night 1 - Hachiko: A Dog's Story........I have never even heard of this movie with Richard Gere...I may order it from the library...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

  14. I had to add this to my netflix queue ..... a sweet movie, certainly a box of kleenex one!

  15. Animal and Richard lover-but I really don't do sad films, I still may watch it though. Sounds very good (Raine on rafflecopter on giveaway page)

  16. Watched it last night ..... it was great!