Valentine's Day Weekend Movie Marathon on Lifetime
When I first graduated college, I still lived at home in a basement apartment my parents had renovated in the hopes of convincing me to stay a few more years in the nest. While those days were fleeting, I managed to land a part time job and with my meager salary, purchased my very own television set and VCR (remember those?) which I placed high atop my cream lacquer armoire and relished the fact that I could sit up in bed or relax on my cozy couch for hours watching anything I wanted.
Fast forward nearly 20 years with two kids and a husband who pretty much monopolizes the TV viewing choices in our home and here I sit longing for the days when I could spend an entire day watching a romantic movie marathon. Lucky for me, just in time for Valentine's Day, Lifetime has given me a chance to re-live my past with two days worth of films featuring all my favorite stars. Tune in to Lifetime all day Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14.
From Jennifer Aniston to Julia Roberts to Richard Gere and Paul Rudd, I am planning to spend most of my Valentine's weekend doing what I secretly love most - curling up with my grandmother's crochet blanket watching two full days of romantic movies.
So what does Lifetime have in store? Well, here are a few of the highlights for your viewing pleasure!
On February 13:
I Do (But I Don't): Based on the novel by Cara Lockwood. This romantic comedy starring Denise Richards and Dean Cain, follows divorced wedding planner Lauren Crandell (Denise Richards) as she meets the fireman of her dreams, Nick Corina (Dean Cain), at a disastrous wedding.
Management: Jennifer Aniston (love her!) and Steve Zahn make for an adorable would-be couple in this romantic comedy. Aniston stars as Sue, a saleswoman who stops into Mike's motel on a sales trip. Business soon turns to pleasure, and the pair has a quick affair before she leaves. But after Sue's departure, Mike realizes that his heart might have walked out the door with her, and he's soon in quick pursuit.
Rumor Has It: Jennifer Aniston is back again as Sarah, who while in town for her sister's wedding, discovers her family's story may be the basis for the film "The Graduate." After hearing these rumors, she becomes consumed with uncovering the truth about the affairs of her mother and grandmother, played by Shirley MacLaine (one of my favorite actresses of all time!)
Down With Love: Renee Zellwegger stars as Barbara Novak who comes to New York by way of Maine, after writing a book called Down With Love. Hunky Ewan McGregor plays Catcher Block, a successful journalist who is tapped to write a cover story about Novak. While Catcher blows her off at every turn, when Barbara's book is a success, he finds himself being blown off by her.
Fast forward to the big day, Sunday, February 14. Since it is a school night and you may have to turn in early, it's a good thing Lifetime's movie line-up starts at 10:30 am. After you've had your morning coffee and you send the kids off to basketball practice with their dad, catch "See Jane Date" starring Charisma Carpenter.
Next, grab a light bite and then park your buns in front of the set to watch "Clueless" with Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd.
Spend your afternoon watching "Where the Heart Is" with Ashley Judd and Stockard Channing and then, to end the night, grab a comfy blanket or slip into your snuggie (come on I know you have one) and watch "The Jane Austin Book Club" starring Amy Brenneman, Emily Blunt and Maria Bello.