Ryan Gosling will soon hit theaters as the star of "Crazy, Stupid Love." He's recently wrapped such films as the remake of "Logan's Run" as well. The in-demand young actor has really seen his star steadily rise over the years as he proves himself time and again as one of the strongest actors in Hollywood. He's come a long way since he was a Mouseketeer on "MMC" in the early 1990s. His parts in epic love stories have endeared him as a heartthrob despite the edgier roles he's often chosen. Which of his films do you think is the most romantic?
"Lars and the Real Girl"
Say a movie is about a man who loves his blow-up doll, and you'd likely imagine a really horrible, bawdy comedy. Yet, the opposite is true in "Lars and the Real Girl." This independent film has a whole lot of heart and depth. Ryan stars as an eccentric, sweet and socially awkward young man who happens to fall hard for his "RealDoll," Bianca. The little things and special touches that the film gets right really add to the overall impact of this sweet, somewhat sad, and always entertaining love story.
"All Good Things"
There is an intense love story in "All Good Things" until there is a tragic murder. It's a romantic mystery that stars Kirsten Dunst opposite Ryan. The movie is based on a true story. It was inspired by the life of Robert Durst, who liked the film, according to The New York Times. Although hard to watch, some early parts of the film that show the young blossoms of romance are a delight.
Based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks, "The Notebook" unraveled the story of star-crossed young lovers whose passion transcends time. Ryan met his long-time girlfriend, Rachel McAdams, on the set of this movie, and their chemistry is undeniable. The two were together from 2004 to 2007, then for a part of 2008. Their on-screen romance, however, will live on forever in this modern classic love story. It has since received a special DVD release complete with stationery.
So this isn't an easy movie to watch, but it's an important movie to watch. "Blue Valentine" tells the unsweetened, unpolished tale of a love story. It's not the love story everyone wants, but it's probably a lot like ones you have experienced. Ryan and his co-star, Michelle Williams, put their heart and soul into the making of the film; they even shared a home together as part of their prep work. Their hard work pays off in a truly unforgettable tale that spans several years of a love story.
While certainly not a romantic comedy, this crime-drama starred Anthony Hopkins alongside Ryan in a mesmerizing film. Romantic in a lot of ways? No. Yet, love stories are sadly often entwined within crime, and the same is true in the story of "Fracture." The strengths of this film are many, but perhaps the most remarkable thing about the film are the incredible performances from both Gosling and Hopkins.
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- Blue Valentine
- All Good Things
- Ryan Gosling
- Lars and the Real Girl
- romantic comedy
- Anthony Hopkins
- The Notebook
- Nicholas Sparks
- independent film