Romancing the Stone
Lots of guys like their romance served up with a side of adventure, and what's wrong with that? Women will readily admit that there are few steamier love scenes in the last quarter-century than George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez trapped in a car trunk in Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight, or the "I will find you" clinch between Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe in Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans. But for a full-on romantic adventure, it's hard to beat Romancing the Stone. Kathleen Turner (then in her prime) is a mousy romance novelist who blossoms when finds herself on a treasure hunt in the jungles of Colombia. Michael Douglas is rugged and good-humored as the hero she's been seeking for ages. And an impish Danny DeVito is hilarious and profane as the comic relief. It's a love story that at once spoofs and pays homage to romance-novel clichés, while offering plenty of action (High-speed chases! Well-armed drug dealers! A castle full of hungry crocodiles!) to keep guys from losing interest.