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Movie Weddings Vs. Real Weddings

Very few movie themes are as touching and poignant as a wedding, the happiest day of a woman’s life, but one that generally causes months of stress. Hollywood has put its particular spin on the process of tying the knot, but does the cinematic fantasy stack up to reality?
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Five Unexpectedly Romantic Movies

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Like the song “Looking for Love,” from the soundtrack to the movie “Urban Cowboy” says, people can look for love in all the wrong places, especially when it comes to the movies. Hollywood has produced some incredibly romantic films that, at first glance, may not seem to have any heart at all.

“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939)
Jimmy Stewart plays Jefferson Smith, a wide-eyed optimist who is appointed to fill a seat in the United States Senate. The beautiful and brassy Jean Arthur plays Clarissa Saunders, a cynical Washington insider who can’t believe she’s stuck working for an overgrown Boy Scout like Smith.

Over time, however, Smith’s belief in the American Dream melts Clarissa’s heart, and she puts her entire career on the line for him. Though Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur don’t even kiss on screen, Clarissa’s love for Jeff is one of the film’s high points.

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