You don't have to be in a hot and heavy romance to get your fix of summer love during the coming months. Instead you can just head on over to the cineplex and check out one of these films exploring the often hilarious interactions between men and women that make our world go around.
Opening: Friday, May 6
Starring: Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Colin Egglesfield
What It's About: Darcy (Goodwin) and Rachel (Hudson) play lifelong friends on the verge of turning 30. Things get tricky when Rachel gets engaged to a fellow (Egglesfield) whom the unhappily single Darcy has a mutual crush on. Will Darcy, always the passive in her relationship with Rachel, finally assert herself? A wacky trip to the Hamptons reveals that everyone is in love with someone they shouldn't be.
'Jumping the Broom'
Opening: Friday, May 6
Starring: Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, Laz Alonso, Paula Patton
What It's About: "Jumping the broom" is a marital tradition practiced in some African-American communities in which the groom jumps over a broom right after tying the knot. In the movie, a Martha's Vineyard wedding between a member of the "uptown" Watsons and the "downtown" Taylors gets turned upside-down when the families' two very different matriarchs clash.
Opening: Friday, May 6 (Limited Release)
Starring: Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes
What It's About: Michael and Joanne (Worthington and Knightley) are seven years into a successful marriage when, on the same night, Michael goes on a business trip with a beautiful colleague and Joanne agrees to get a drink with an old flame. Will they give in to temptation? 'Last Night' explores the challenges married people -- extraordinarily good-looking married people, in particular -- face.
'Midnight in Paris'
Opening: Friday, May 20 (Limited Release)
Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates
What It's About: Owen Wilson plays Woody Allen's latest neurotic stand-in in the director's latest European-set film. Wilson's character and his fiancee (McAdams) travel to Paris on business, and he finds that his idealized view of the city of lights might not be entirely accurate. French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy provides some local color in a supporting role.
'The Art of Getting By'
Opening: Friday, June 17 (Limited Release)
Starring: Emma Roberts, Freddie Highmore, Alicia Silverstone
What It's About: An artistic outsider (Highmore) who's never put any real effort into anything he's done forms an unlikely friendship with a popular but complicated girl (Roberts) during their senior year of high school. The two seem like a couple and quickly develop feelings for each other, but they struggle with making the jump into a romantic relationship.
featuring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Anne Hathaway, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.