Between the doldrums of late winter and the date night tradition of Valentine’s Day, February is the perfect month to curl up at home on the couch and watch a movie or two. Among the dozens of movies due out to rent or buy in February 2011, there are a few standouts that you shouldn’t miss. Here are three much-anticipated films to add to your list for next time you can’t decide what to watch.
Based on the true story of Betty Anne Waters, “Conviction” is a moving story of love for family and determination. When her brother was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1983, she devoted her life to overturning the ruling. A high school dropout, she goes back to the books, finishing high school, college, and finally law school in her quest to free her brother.
Due out February 1, 2011, “Conviction” stars Hillary Swank, Sam Rockwell, and Minnie Driver. The movie is rated R for language and some violent images.
Welcome to the Rileys
The movie “Welcome to the Rileys” is a somber yet redeeming tale about lost souls finding what they are searching for in each other. After the death of their teenage daughter, the Rileys are driven apart, each dealing with the pain in their own way. When they meet a brass, crass teenage runaway, they feel compelled to take her in, and all of their lives change.
Also set for DVD and Blu-Ray release on February 1, 2011, “Welcome to the Rileys” stars James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, and Melissa Leo. The movie is rated R for strong sexual content, brief drug use and pervasive language involving a teenager.
“The Romantics” is not your typical romantic comedy. The story revolves around a group of seven close, eclectic college friends who come together for the wedding of two of their own. In a night fueled by booze and emotions, a longstanding rivalry between the bride and maid of honor over the groom erupts into unexpected circumstances.
Releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray just in time for Valentine’s Day on February 8, 2011, “The Romantics” stars Katie Holmes, Ann Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Adam Brody, and Elijah Wood. The movie is rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity, language and some drug material.
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