My sister discovered Jane Powell while perusing the DVD section at our local NY Public Library a few years ago, and since then I’ve been a HUGE Jane Powell fan. Having seen most of all the movies she’s been in I have to say Two Weeks With Love is definitely one of my favorites. Even my best friend Genesi- who doesn’t have an affinity for old flicks like I do- loved this movie.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVZH_rwwvA4]
If you’re reluctant to watch any “old films” – then I recommend you go out on a limb this once, you will NOT regret it. It’s really a cute coming of age story, that’s surprisingly still relative to a lot of girls today (catty friend Valerie for example, and well intentioned dad Horatio). This film stars Jane Powell, Ricardo Montalban (yes, from Fantasy Island!), and Debbie Reynolds. IMDb synopsis reads:
The Robinson family, father, mother and two daughters, are spending two weeks of summer vacation at a resort in the Catskills. Older daughter Patti vies with her friend, Valerie, for the affections of Demi Armendez but Patti is at a disadvantage because her father thinks she is too young for boys.
Many old movies are pretty easy to find on YouTube and other video sharing sites, but your best bet for seeing Two Weeks With Love is borrowing it from your local library or actually buying the double feature DVD on amazon– which includes equally adorable film Nancy Goes to Rio.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZOhRyTIDY4]