12 February 2024
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to indulge in movies that make our hearts flutter and GO TV has curated a lineup that promises to deliver just that. From heartwarming narratives to thrilling love stories, this selection has something for everyone. So, grab your favorite snack, cuddle up with your loved one (or a cozy blanket), and let’s dive into the world of romance that GO TV offers this Valentine’s.
Prepare for an emotional rollercoaster with 2 Hearts, a tale interwoven with love, sorrow and hope, chronicling the lives of two pairs brought together by fate’s unexpected turns. In the 1970s, Jorge, a prosperous Cuban rum mogul, crosses paths with Leslie, a flight attendant, leading to a passionate love affair. Fast forward to the present, college newbie Chris falls deeply for his vibrant fellow student, Sam. As fate would have it, a tragic event intertwines the lives of these couples in the most unforeseen ways.
What makes the movie a must-watch is its ability to evoke a whirlwind of emotions – from the joy of young love to the heartache of life’s unforeseen challenges. And while the film navigates through moments of sorrow, it’s the message of hope, destiny and the impact of love on others’ lives that truly resonates.
Ideal for: those who believe in fate and the power of love to transcend time and space.
When to watch: GO Stars (channel 140) at 12:20
A delightful romantic comedy, Leap Year takes us on a journey to the beautiful landscapes of Ireland with Anna, played by Amy Adams, who plans to propose to her boyfriend on February 29th, following an Irish tradition. However, her plans are derailed by the weather, leading to unexpected adventures with Declan, a charming but gruff innkeeper.
Leap Year follows a somewhat predictable romantic comedy path but does so with enough wit and heart to make it engaging, plus the chemistry between Adams and Matthew Goode who plays Declan is palpable, making their journey from antagonists to love interests thoroughly enjoyable.
Ideal for: those looking for a light-hearted movie that combines humour, beautiful scenery and a sweet love story.
When to watch: GO Stars (channel 140) at 14:00
In the age of digital communication, Love Accidentally offers a modern twist on love stories by bringing together two rival co-workers, Alexa and Jason, through a series of mistaken text messages following a mix-up with their phones. As they start sharing details of their lives under the guise of anonymity, they begin to fall for each other, unaware of their real-world rivalry.
The premise is refreshingly contemporary, tapping into the relevance of technology in forging connections, while it cleverly navigates the challenges of modern dating and workplace dynamics, making it relatable to a younger audience.
Ideal for: those who believe that love can flourish in the least expected circumstances
When to watch: GO Stars (channel 140) at 15:45
The Last Letter from Your Lover is a mesmerizing tale of forbidden love, longing and the quest for happiness. Beautifully crafted, it intertwines two love stories set in different times, connected by a trove of love letters from the 1960s, which we discovered by a journalist in the present day.
Shailene Woodley shines in her role as Jennifer Stirling, a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, who finds passion and true love in the letters of a journalist, Anthony O’Hare. The parallel story in the present day, featuring Felicity Jones as Ellie Haworth, adds depth as she becomes determined to uncover the story behind the letters, finding herself drawn into a love story of her own.
Ideal for: the hopelessly romantics
Viewing time: GO Stars (channel 140) at 17:10
Set against the backdrop of a beautiful, blooming garden, Amelia Hart, a Chicago florist travels to a small town in Australia to help plan her sister’s wedding. There, she meets Grayson Tanner, a veterinarian and the best man, who helps her with the wedding preparations. Along the way, they fall in love, but face the challenge of Amelia’s impending return to the US.
A movie that will make you laugh, cry and swoon, Love in Bloom is a feast for the eyes, thanks to its cinematography which captures the essence of nature’s beauty in such a way that you can almost smell the fragrant blooms and feel the soft earth beneath your feet. But it’s not just the visual splendour that makes this film riveting, but the fact that it serves as a reminder of the power of hope, the importance of nurturing relationships and the belief that love can spring up in the most unexpected of places.
Ideal for: admirers of scenic beauty and heartfelt romance
When to watch: GO Stars (channel 140) at 19:00
A light-hearted and enjoyable rom-com, This Little Love of Mine follows the story of Laura, a successful lawyer who has to go back to her tropical island hometown to persuade her childhood friend, Chip, to take over his grandfather’s business. Along the way, they rekindle their friendship and discover their true feelings for each other.
As Laura tries to navigate her professional responsibilities with her feelings for Chip, the movie does a splendid job of exploring themes of love versus ambition, the importance of roots and what truly makes a life successful and fulfilling.
Take a look at this review of the movie by Fabio Agius.
Ideal for: those who want to experience nostalgia, laughter and unresolved feelings rising to the surface.
When to watch: GO Stars (channel 140) at 21:20
The final instalment in the Fifty Shades trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed brings the tumultuous love story of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele to a thrilling conclusion. As they embark on their life together as a married couple, they must navigate the challenges that come with their complex relationship, including facing threats from their past.
Combining romance, drama and suspense, this finale offers viewers a more intense and emotional journey compared to its predecessors, delving deeper into the characters’ lives, showcasing their growth and the strength of their love. A movie that promises to add a bit of spice to your Valentine’s Day viewing, for fans of the series, Fifty Shades Freed is the ultimate fantasy of love overcoming all obstacles.
Ideal for: those who’ve followed the tumultuous journey of Anastasia and Christian
When to watch: GO Stars (channel 140) at 22:55
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