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Two Chris Evans Romances

Two Chris Evans Romances – because we need more Captain America in our lives

Chris Evans, who is best known for playing Captain America in a slew of Marvel movies (and also for the whipped cream scene in Not Another Teen Movie) is lovely to look at, but there’s more to the package than a pretty face and impressive biceps. (Seriously, have you seen him hold the helicopter in Captain America: Civil War?)

Directed by and starring Chris Evans, Before We Go (2014) is a romance that doesn’t infantilize its leads. They both seem like adults, trying to deal with real life but having a good time doing it. It’s clever but also sensitive, and doesn’t treat the pairing of the couple as inevitable. The chemistry between Evans and his lead, Alice Eve, makes for fun viewing. The screenplay was written by Ronald Bass, an Oscar winner.

In a world filled with terrible love stories, often jammed into blockbusters with no development, this is a lovely walking story that makes you feel good about romance and people. You leave it feeling better about things, instead of worse.

Evans plays a musician, intimidated by his trumpet try-out the next day and avoiding going to a party where his ex-girlfriend will be. Alice Eve’s character is stranded in the city, without her phone or purse. He helps her.

Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.

In addition to playing Captain America, Evans appeared in the fun 2011 romantic comedy, What’s Your Number (6.0 on IMDB) with Anna Faris. This film is less thoughtful, raunchier, and involves a lot less clothing, but it’s still fun.

A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she’s had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.

Anna Faris proved she wasn’t shy of physical comedy in 2008’s House Bunny movie. Joining her goofy appeal with Chris Evans and you have a cast that is beautiful to watch. Playing the bemused neighbor, Evans’ character is initially a bad-boy who sleeps around and offers disparaging observations on the heroine’s predicament. Eventually, he’s treated as slightly more than an object of desire and the two characters come to their senses.

If strip basketball is your thing, or you’d like to find a romance your significant other won’t sleep through, then What’s Your Number is a good pick.

Enjoying a movie is often about finding the film that fits your mood.


About Lela Bay

Lela Bay is the author of Ruined Reputations. She lives in a modest house in a modest town with her husband, children, and pets. Despite living so far north, she requires a certain amount of sunshine each day or she gets grumpy. Her hands are always cold, but her heart is warm. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys strolling, gardening, reading, and tea time with friends. Music has always been a large part of her life, and she owns a ridiculous number of instruments. Lela’s favorite romance authors include Laura Kinsale, Jennifer Cruise, and Jane Austen. She enjoys stories with intimacy and humor. Favorite movies include Overboard, All of Me, North & South, Pride and Prejudice (miniseries with Colin Firth, please), The Princess Bride, and While You Were Sleeping. On television she is a fan of Grey’s Anatomy, Downton Abbey, and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. She frequently contributes movie and entertainment reviews to Meant to Be Press. Follow Lela on twitter @bay_lela


This entry was posted on May 27, 2016 by in Entertainment, Movie Review and tagged , , , , , .
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