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That time of year again…

It’s as simple as this: if you’ve got someone on Valentine’s Day, it can be the greatest day of the year, and quite the opposite if you don’t. Taking into account the variety of positions we find ourselves in at this time of year, here are a few unique movie suggestions for Thursday night.

Have one, and happy with what you got

CHECK IT OUT “A Beautiful Mind,” “My Life” or “The Princess Bride” will leave you faithful in the power of love — great, now I sound like a Huey Lewis song. With varying levels of seriousness (“The Princess Bride” for fresh young couples and “A Beautiful Mind” for those who can’t remember the last time you kissed someone else), you’ll be grateful for what you’ve got come night’s end. Dim lights, flickering candles and Barry White ensues.

Have one, but struggling

CHECK IT OUT “Bridges of Madison County” if you’re really thinking about quitting — this will give you that extra nudge, “Town and Country” if you just want to explore elsewhere — this movie’s sole purpose is to justify messin’ around and “Fatal Attraction” if you think your partner’s shacking up elsewhere. This will scare ’em straight. And “When a Man Loves a Woman” if you want to tough it out. Of course, then there’s always the no-brainer, “When Harry Met Sally,” to ensure you that everything’s gonna be all right.

Looking but not finding

CHECK IT OUT “Life is Beautiful” and “Cinema Paradiso” will have you forgetting about people and focusing on loving those things in life that you do have. Most people caught “Life” when it made its Oscar splash a few years ago, but “Cinema Paradiso” undeservingly never got the same hype. It’s being re-released in theatres this summer, but why wait? Otherwise, anything Woody Allen will leave you happy you’re not tied up in the dating game. A half hour of TV’s “Blind Date” will have the same effect.

Looking, and finding ? just not content to settle down

CHECK IT OUT “20 Dates” will leave you content with the swingin’ life, while “Before Sunrise” just might be the movie that sets you on the straight and narrow path.

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Not sure what you’re looking for

CHECK IT OUT Here’s a couple ideas. Try “Manhattan” or “Harold and Maude” if older (or younger) people might be your thing. In all its bizarreness, “Harold and Maude” may leave you content with the notion. “Planet of the Apes” for animal “lovers” (just look into the state laws on that first) and “Edward Scissorhands” and “Mannequin” for those looking for something a little more human.

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