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Romance on DVD

Atonement
In 1935, thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis accuses housekeeper's son Robbie Turner of a crime that he did not commit. Briony's sister Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, Briony finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love. Based on the novel by Ian McEwan.
 
Becoming Jane
The young Jane Austen wishes to be a writer. Her mother thinks otherwise. Although she is offered many marriage proposals she accepts none until the mischevious Thomas Lefroy shows up and turns her world around. At first she finds him ignorant and self centered but as she gets to know him, they start to flirt and eventually fall in love.
 
The Bride Came C.O.D.
Oil heiress Joan is going to elope with bandleader Allen, whom she's known four days. Charter pilot Steve Collins agrees to fly them to Nevada but makes a deal with her irate father to deliver her home unmarried.
 
Feast of Love
Bradley is the owner of a coffee shop in Oregon. He thinks his marriage is idyllic, that is until his wife, Kathryn, leaves him for another woman. One of Bradley's baristas falls head over heels for a girl who comes looking for a job, but his abusive father spells trouble for the relationship. Finally, a professor and his wife struggle to find purpose in life in the aftermath of a personal tragedy.
 
Good Luck Chuck
In order to keep the woman of his dreams from falling for another guy, Charlie Logan has to break the curse that has made him wildly popular with single women: sleep with Charlie once, and the next man you meet will be your true love.
 
Griffin & Phoenix
Griffin is divorced, living in a flat in Manhattan, when his life takes an unexpected turn. Griffin decides to focus on the good, instead of the bad, and plans to enjoy his time to the fullest. Soon he meets Phoenix, a beautiful loner who appears determined to avoid relationships, and fun, at any cost.
 
Love in the Time of Cholera
Florentino is a poetry-writing telegraph operator who lives in a Central American city. He spots the graceful Fermina while making his rounds, and finds himself in love. While Florentino's mother encourages the courtship, Fermina's father absolutely forbids it. After five decades of waiting, he gets a second chance to win Fermina's heart. This is based on the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and stars Javier Bardem.
 
Miss Potter
Fictionalized account of the life of the well-author author, Beatrix Potter, is this story of an extraordinary but sheltered writer whose passionate romance with her publisher would change her life forever.
 
No Reservations
Master chef Kate Armstrong is a perfectionist who leads a regimented life while running the kitchen of an exclusive restaurant. Nick Palmer is the newly hired, fun-loving, opera-singing sous chef, whom Kate perceives as a serious rival. She then begins an impassioned struggle to rein in Nick's exuberance and maintain control over her kitchen staff..
 
Rocket Science
In spite of his stuttering problem, the high school debate team star invites Hal to join the team. Stumbling his way to the championship, Hal falls in love, gains confidence, and ultimately realizes that love and life should not be rocket science.
 
Silk
Herve Joncour is a married silkworm smuggler in 19th century France. He travels to Japan to collect his clandestine cargo after his original shipment was destroyed. While in Japan, he spots a beautiful Japanese woman who is the concubine of a local baron. He immediately becomes obsessed. Without speaking the same language, they communicate through letters until war intervenes. Their unrequited love persists however, and Herve's wife Helene begins to suspect something is going on with her husband. Based on the novel by Alessandro Baricco.
 
Tears of the Black Tiger
Rumpoey and Dum first met as children when Rumpoey's family evacuated Bangkok during World War II to stay with Dum's family in the countryside of Supanburi. Ten years later they meet again, but they have to overcome parental disapproval and rampaging bandits to stay together.