It's a complete cliche but in order for movies like the new romantic comedy opening this weekend with Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney, The Wedding Date, to do well at the box office chicks have to promise the trade-off. Something along the lines of "my movie with the word Wedding in the title" for "your silly game with sweaty men in tight pants on Sunday." Not that Debra and Dermot's movie looks like it will be any good, but still there will be the compulsion of chicks all over the country to drag their boyfriends to see it.

Next weekend, the one with the flowers and the candy, should also be a big one for the romantic movie business, but not very promising in terms of releases. We have Hitch with Will Smith and Eva Mendes (eek) and also Bride and Prejudice, the Bollywood retelling of the Jane Austen classic by the director of Bend It Like Beckham (hmmm, maybe).

Do you have any unspoken movie trade-offs in your relationship? Any favorite flicks to re-watch for a romantic evening?