So you and your significant other discovered the aphrodisiac effects of eating popcorn while watching The Bodyguard and played Kama sutra footsie during Indecent Proposal. Fine. But what if your relationship lasts only slightly longer than the movie itself? If you plan to spend the next few months breaking in a new Mr./Ms. Right Now, here are the upcoming date movies that might further your cause.
Sleepless In Seattle Already being labeled 1993’s When Harry Met Sally, Nora Ephron’s romantic comedy stars Tom Hanks as a young widower and Meg Ryan as a journalist who decides, after hearing him on a radio talk show, that he is her destiny. (June 25)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Disney’s 55-year-old animated classic — while not a recently tested date movie — does deal with the Happily Ever After theme. In other words, it’s a fairy tale. (July 2)
The Thing Called Love Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show) returns to his cinematic country roots directing River Phoenix (My Own Private Idaho), Samantha Mathis (Pump Up the Volume), Dermot Mulroney (Point of No Return), and singer Trisha Yearwood in a twentysomething romance set in Nashville. (July 16)
The Age of Innocence Taking the prize for Most Dignified Date Movie in the studio pipeline, this Edith Wharton story, about social misconduct among 1870 Manhattan’s upper crust, stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the tortured Newland Archer, who marries one woman (Winona Ryder) only to fall madly in love with another (Michelle Pfeiffer). Martin Scorsese directs. (September)
Intersection Sharon Stone is the spurned woman — for a change — in a romantic drama about an architect (Richard Gere) whose involvement in a car accident forces him to reconsider his life, his wife (Stone), and his mistress (Lolita Davidovich). (Dec. 17)
Him The newly Oscar-anointed Marisa Tomei may star in this romantic comedy about a woman who learns the name of her soul mate from a Ouija board, then circles the globe trying to chase him down. (1994)
Love Affair (a.k.a. An Affair to Remember) Warren Beatty and Annette Bening play semi-star-crossed lovers in a remake of the 1957 Cary Grant-Deborah Kerr drama about a couple who fall in love and plan a rendezvous six months later. When one of them fails to show up, the other is left to ponder life’s more depressing questions. (1994)