Summer Lovin’ Movies: From Sultry to Sweet, 17 Films to Turn Up the Heat

Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin in Like Crazy

Whether or not you are vacationing on the beaches of Australia or your last name is Zuko, summer love is already in high tide this 2012. This week The FreeStyle Life brings you a list of recent movie romances to get you ready for the hot months ahead.

Chris Rock and Julie Deply in 2 Days in New York.2 Days in New York
Manhattan couple Marion (Julie Deply) and Mingus (Chris Rock) have their relationship put to the test when Marion’s family comes to visit from France for 2 days.

 

Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones in Celeste and Jesse ForeverCeleste and Jesse Forever
Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now thirty, Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do, hoping the two can remain friends.

 

Jenna Fischer and Chris Messina in The Giant Mechanical Man. Directed by Lee KirbyThe Giant Mechanical Man
Jenna Fischer leaves the office and stars in her husband’s first film The Giant Mechanical Man. In this quirky romcom, Fischer plays a soft spoken zoo worker who falls for a devoted street performer (Chris Messina).
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Ben Foster in HereHere
A brief but intense relationship grows between an American cartographer and an expatriate Armenian photographer who decide to travel the uncharted world together.

Felicity Jones and Boris Yelchin in Like CrazyLike Crazy
The only thing standing in the way of college sweethearts Jacob and Anna is Anna’s expired student visa. Director Drake Doremus draws upon personal experiences to chronicle this complicated long distance relationship as it evolves over the course of 8 years. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Film at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
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Greta Gerwig in Lola Versus. Directed by Daryl Wein.Lola Versus
A 30 year old woman (Greta Gerwig) renters the world of being single after she is dumped by her boyfriend – three weeks before their wedding.
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Owen Wilson strolling the streets of Paris in  Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.Midnight in Paris
An aspiring novelist (Owen Wilson) escapes his tiresome fiancé, finds literary inspiration, and goes on a nostalgia trip each night he wanders the streets of Paris.
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Jared Gilman in Moonrise Kingdom. Directed by Wes Anderson.Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson harkens back to the 1960s and explores young love in his latest film, Moonrise Kingdom. When two young lovers decide to flee summer camp, they unexpectedly throw their already dysfunctional New England town into a tailspin.           Buy Movie Tickets

Michelle Williams stars as Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn.My Week with Marilyn
Taking his first crack at show business, Colin Clark never expected to meet, let alone win the heart of the sexiest woman on the planet, Marilyn Monroe. See what happened between Clark and Monroe during that fatefull summer of 1956.           Download My Week With Marilyn

Myth of the American Sleepover
The Myth of the American Sleepover follows the stories of four teenagers, all teetering between the innocence of childhood and the worldliness of adulthood, looking for one last adventure as summer draws to a close.
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Paul Dano in Ruby SparksRuby Sparks
Calvin (Paul Dano) is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby (Zoe Kazan), in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.
In Theaters July 25th

Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass in Safety Not Guaranteed.Safety Not Guaranteed
Three journalists investigate a bizarre classified ad placed by a man seeking a companion for time travel. Together, they embark upon a hilarious and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you.
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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
With an asteroid approaching Earth, Dodge (Steve Carell) decides to spend his last days roadtripping to reconnect with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is his next door neighbor (Keira Knightley) who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.     Buy Movie Tickets

Michelle Williams and Seth Rogan in Take This Waltz.Take This Waltz
After a charming artist moves in next door, a happily married woman (Michelle Williams) must suppress her feelings from her husband (Seth Rogan).
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Penelope Cruz in Woody Allen's To Rome With LoveTo Rome with Love
The latest from Woody Allen, To Rome With Love, tells the story of several people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances, adventures and predicaments they get into.
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Frieda Pinto in Trishna. Directed by Michael Winterbottom.Trishna
Michael Winterbottom exits the 19th century and relocates to India in his adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Ubervilles. This modern retelling charts the changing romance between a young dancer and a wealthy property owner as they move from a blissful courtship to navigating the difficulties of a serious relationship.
In Theaters July 13th

Emily Blunt and Rosemarie Dewitt in Your Sister's Sister. Directed by Lynn Shelton.Your Sister’s Sister
After a drunken encounter in a log cabin, things get awkward between two best friends. Starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemary Dewitt.
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