Author: Brittaney B.

When Men Friend – 23 Onscreen Bromances We Love

Recently, The Silver Petticoat Review celebrated the special onscreen relationships of women, in the forms of sisterhood, friendship, and mothers and daughters. This prompted me to think about the same type of relationships between men. RELATED: Sisters and Girlfriends -39 Films Celebrating the Special Bond of Female Relationships No one can deny the inherent differences between men and women in the way they communicate and relate to others. But after closer examination, I believe that true and valued friendships between men are really not that much different than the ones women share. In recent years, the term bromance has become...

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Return to Me (2000) Film Review – A Quiet Romantic Comedy With Heart

Romantic comedies are among my favorite films. They strike a balance between love and humor which leave me feeling happy and uplifted, no matter what is going on in the real world. But sometimes, a romantic comedy has a little something extra which makes it special. Return to Me is one such film. RETURN TO ME SUMMARY Bob Rueland is still mourning the loss of his wife and childhood sweetheart. To honor her memory, he is working to complete a project which was close to her heart, a new gorilla habitat at the Chicago zoo.  But otherwise, Bob is...

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The Saint (1997) Film Review -A Romantic Thriller Starring Val Kilmer

The character of Simon Templar debuted in a series of books first published in the 1920s and running through the 1980s. There have been many film and television adaptations, but my favorite is this film version from the nineties. THE SAINT SUMMARY Raised in an orphanage, young John Rossi renames himself after his childhood heroes, the Templar Knights. While there, he develops a unique set of skills, but also witnesses a tragedy which haunts him. As an adult Simon Templar is a thief who uses his skills for his own benefit and the highest bidder. In his line of...

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Lover Come Back (1961) Review -A Surprisingly Sexy, Sixties Comedy Starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson

The name of Doris Day is almost synonymous with the romantic comedies of the Sixties. In a ten year period from 1958 to 1968, she starred in over ten comedies with leading men like Clark Gable, Cary Grant, James Garner and Jack Lemmon among others. But of all her rom-com co-stars, she is best remembered for her three films opposite Rock Hudson. Even today, decades later, their names are irrevocably linked. Lover Come Back is the second of their three films together. Lover Come Back – What It’s About Carol Templeton and Jerry Webster have never met, but they work...

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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Film Review – A Beautiful Exploration of Culture, Family and Food

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY SUMMARY After the devastating losses of their family restaurant and their matriarch, the Kadam family leave India and head for Europe. They wander in search of a place where they can settle as well as open a new restaurant. Papa Kadam notices a property for sale in the small French village of Saint-Antonin. However, there are many reasons why it is not a good investment. One of which is due to the successful Michelin star rated restaurant only one hundred feet across the road. His family names other reasons to be deterred; no one in the French...

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Morocco: Love in Times of War (2017) Series Review – An Addictive Spanish Medical Drama and Romance

MORROCO: LOVE IN TIMES OF WAR SUMMARY It is the early 1920’s and Spain is at war with local tribes in a Northern African area known as the Rif. The Spanish Queen wants to boost morale and to create positive public relations for the Spanish monarch and government. So she gives her good friend, Carmen Angoloti, Duchess of Victoria, a task. She must establish a Red Cross hospital in the Spanish occupied city of Melilla. Several newly trained nurses, daughters of privilege, join the Duchess in traveling to Morocco to begin this endeavor. Among them are Pilar, a young widow, and the Duchess’...

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The Awful Truth (1937) Vintage Review -A Sparkling Comedy Gem About Love and Divorce

THE AWFUL TRUTH SUMMARY Jerry and Lucy Warriner are a happily married society couple. Or so they think.  A misunderstanding causes an argument which leads Lucy to file for divorce. The judge grants them a divorce decree, but it is ninety days until it is final. While in court, the only point of contention which arises is who will receive custody of their beloved dog, Mr. Smith. The judge awards custody to Lucy but gives Jerry visitation rights. This provides Jerry and Lucy many instances to find themselves in each other’s company.  Lucy to Jerry -“You’ve come back and...

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The Sheik (1921) Classic Film Review – An Entertaining if Imperfect Silent Film Adventure

SUMMARY In The Sheik, Lady Diana Mayo is an aristocratic orphan visiting the African town of Biskra. With only her brother to guide her, she has become wild, independent and naively fearless. Diana plans an extended tour of the desert with no one other than a local guide to protect her. Her fellow British aristocrats warn Diana about the dangers to a single white woman traveling alone, but she ignores them. The night before her departure, Diana visits a local casino only to be denied entrance because of a private party for a young sheik. In defiance, Diana disguises herself and sneaks...

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Across the Blue Book Review – Downton Abbey Meets Wilbur Wright in this Edwardian Romance

(I received a free copy of Across the Blue from the author to write an honest review. I was not financially compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.) ACROSS THE BLUE SUMMARY Isabella Grayson is the daughter of a self-made newspaper magnate. Her parents are pushing her to marry in order to increase her family’s social standing. But Isabella has no interest in the old money, aristocratic young men that her parents prefer. In fact, she has little interest in marriage at all.  Bella has a secret dream of publishing as a journalist in one of her father’s papers. She has...

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When Onscreen Chemistry Matters -Twenty Five Film Couples We Love to Love

Onscreen chemistry between actors is like a flash of lightning, hard to predict, yet electric when it happens. When it does occur it is magic in a bottle. Because it can be rare, many times Hollywood acts like a genie, recreating our wish for more, by pairing successful film couples in multiple films. Audiences are thrilled to watch their romantic favorite couples again and Hollywood is generally guaranteed a financial success. Because of the way the studios used to be organized, seeing the same onscreen couple in multiple films was more common in classic movies than it is now. However, I have...

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The Masterpiece Book Review – A Compelling Love Story of Hope and Redemption

I received a free copy of The Masterpiece from Tyndale House Publishers through NetGalley, to write an honest review on The Silver Petticoat Review. I was not financially compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. An artist with a traumatic past that leaves him lost and unable to connect with others.  A woman who has experienced tragedy but refuses to give up. These two broken souls are on a collision course not only with each other but with redemption in Francine River’s The Masterpiece. SUMMARY As a successful commercial artist, Roman Velasco has it all, fame, money, women...

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Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) Classic Review -The Inspiring Story of a Patriotic Underdog

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington Summary In Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a state senator dies unexpectedly. Suddenly, Jefferson Smith gets plucked from obscurity to replace him by special appointment of the governor. The governor’s political backer Jim Taylor is initially upset about the appointment. But Governor Hopper assures him that Smith will not only be well received by the constituents but naïve enough to keep his nose out of Taylor’s graft scheme. Jeff feels honored and humbled by his surprise appointment. Furthermore, he expresses his awe that he will be working along with his father’s old friend Senator Joseph Paine....

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