Thanks for your hard work.
I recommend A Battle of Wits for best date movie.
I second your non-recommendation for Knocked Up. The reviews said it was "intelligent" for what it was, but they were wrong -- it sucked. Poorly written, poorly acted, poorly edited... it had nothing going for it except for a few groaners.
Oh, and a flash during the childbirth scene that got an awesomely disgusted collective gasp from the audience.
Annie, I'm with you on Golden Door. I've never seen a coming-to-America movie quite like this one before. For those considering it, be forewarned that the journey makes up the bulk of the film. Emanuele Crialese (Respiro) divides it into three parts: life in Italy, life on the steamer, and life at Ellis Island (where my grandfather arrived from Ireland in 1930). Takes a while to get cooking, but it really kicked in for me in the (scrupulously researched) third act. Salvatore's daydreams about America's super-sized vegetables and rivers of milk add a fanciful twist.
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