Best Of Me Romantic Movie For Your Weekend

***Congratulations to our winner, Elizabeth C. who said: What a hard question! I have a bunch of favorite movies…
But because it’s nearly Halloween and I’ve been watching a lot of scary movies, my favorite movie currently is Poltergeist.

 Please contact Petit Elefant directly, Elizabeth, and a special thanks to everyone who participated.

I’m a movie fan.  Which is to say, I love a feel-good movie of any sort, especially the romantic.  So sue me.  Life is hard enough on its own, and sometimes I want a little escapism on my weekends.  And my weeknights.  And the in-between ones too.  Which is the whole point of the movie industry, yes?

The Best of MeOkay, well this weekend Nicholas Sparks’ book turned movie, The Best of Me hits theaters, and I for one am planning to be front row center.

Well, maybe not front row, that’s a little drastic.  But you know what I mean.  I love a good sappy movie, and I need a break from real life, so boom, magic! And anyway, have you seen James Marsden?  He’s not so hard on the eyes, that one.

Best of Me (Check out the Le Creuset pot in this scene from The Best of Me. Swooning anyone?)

Really, I can’t be the only one who enjoys romantic movies, can I?  Please tell me I’m not alone.  Otherwise I’m going to curl up in bed with my iPad and watch something cheesy all by my lonesome.  (weep for me)

le creusetWell friends, I have a romantic movie giveaway for you.  Actually, it’s better than that. I’m giving away the following, for realsies:

One (1) winner will receive:

  • 5 1/2 Qt. Round French Oven in Cherry
  • Copy of The Best Of Me (paperback book, movie tie-in edition)
  • Copy of the official soundtrack featuring Lady Antebellum

(Total prize bundle value, $300. Open to US mailing addresses only. Courtesy of Relativity Media and Le Creuset.)

You’re welcome, yo.  Did I mention Lady Antebellum is on the soundtrack?  Here’s a sneak peek at the theme song, “I Did With You”.

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Leave a comment telling me your favorite movie of all time to enter this giveaway.  Giveaway ends NEXT Friday, October 24, 2014 Midnight MST.

// Sponsored by Relativity Media and Le Creuset //

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Rebecca Timmons :

    O Brother Where Art Thou!

  2. ellen patton :

    favorite movie of all time? hmmm…that’s tough but i love “some kind of wonderful”.

  3. Monica :

    My favorite movie is “You’ve Got Mail’!

  4. Payal :

    When Harry Met Sally

  5. wendy b :

    I do love the Lord of the Rings movies. Thank you. Hope you are all feeling better?!

  6. RookieMom Heather :

    Favorite movie of all time suddenly becomes very challenging. 16 Candles.

  7. Lisa :

    favorite movie of all time is heard to pin down but my favorite love story movie is Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightley version).

  8. Kalli :

    Of all time? Al, that’s tough. But how about So I Married An Axe Murderer?? I mean, HARRIET, SWEET HARRIET. Or Man From Snowy River. Nobody does romance like Jim the mountain boy.

  9. Elizabeth :

    Amazing movie! I just went and saw it tonight and cried my eyes out! BEAUTIFUL love story!

  10. Tomoko :

    I love “Little Miss Sunshine”!

  11. Brit Carman :

    Out of Africa. Not Ashamed.

  12. Zhaleh :

    Quite possibly Guys and Dolls…film adaptations totally count.

  13. Robyn :

    My favorite movie of all-time is Some Kind of Wonderful

  14. Peggy :

    I loved “The Quiet Man”.

  15. Karen :

    The Notebook. I discovered it five years after the fact. I blame baby brain.

  16. Michelle Naomi :

    Julie & Julia. Love love love

  17. Heather :

    There are so many movies but Fried Green Tomatoes top my list.

  18. Jessie C. :

    I love Amélie.

  19. Heidi :

    I adore the movie Chocolat with Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche!

  20. Heidi F. :

    This is a tough question to answer! Right now my favorite movie is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

  21. Sydnie :

    Mamma Mia :)

  22. Kerry :


  23. Sara :

    Sleepless in Seattle!! That classic combo of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Don’t know how to explain it, but this one still does it for me :)

  24. robert :

    Space jam

  25. Tasha Lehman :

    Can’t wait to see this! My favorite movie is You’ve Got Mail.

  26. Emily :

    The lord of the rings trilogy

  27. Kara :

    Pride & Prejudice

  28. Donald Hayes :

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Classic!

  29. Jenna :

    Empire Records

  30. Kristi :

    The Sound of Music. Over and over and over again.

  31. Giselle :

    This isn’t easy…There are so many movies out there that I really like….Going with Pretty In Pink!

  32. Jessica B :

    So many to choose from! But, I would probably say that White Christmas is my all time favorites!

  33. Chanel :

    Waiting for Guffman…but there are plenty of movies that I could happily watch over and over (and over) again.

  34. Jamie M. :

    My favorite romantic movie is an 80’s classic…Say Anything. I gave her my heart and she gave me…a pen.

  35. Daniela :

    How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days

  36. Yvonne Acuna :

    One of my fav movies is As Good As it Gets.

  37. Melissa @ Loving Here :

    Is it terrible if I say I don’t really like movies? My favorite is Mary Poppins, though. :)

  38. Asha Dornfest :

    Lord of the Rings movies!

  39. Morgan S :

    Pride and Prejudice!

  40. Andriana :

    I love a good romance!!! My favorite movie of all time is Singing in the Rain!!!

  41. Jean E. :

    The Lake House!

  42. Wendy :

    Loved Dirty Dancing! Footloose too. Oh and Best Friend’s Wedding.

  43. Natalie H. :

    Toughy! Pride and prejudice A & E version!

  44. Christa :

    Somewhere In Time!

  45. Jacqueline C :

    my favorite movie is The Shawshank Redemption

  46. Nish :

    I think I’d have to pick Garden State.

  47. Heidi M :

    I’m going to have to join the LOTR nerds. Although I still love Harold and Maude and anything Jane Austin-y.

  48. Montana Green :

    steel magnolias!

  49. Kathleen :

    Hope Floats!!! Never do I NOT watch it when I am flipping channels on the weekend…

  50. Jessica :

    I could watch the Devil Wears Prada over and over!

  51. Mari Cisneros :


  52. Kelli B :

    Bridget Jones Diary is pretty romantic to me! “To Bridget…just the way she is.”

  53. Kelly Ruiz :

    The notebook! I can’t wait to see “The Best of Me.”

  54. Jaime Hemmert :

    Stealing Home with Jodie Foster.

  55. Sherri :

    My favorite movie of all time is definitely “A knights tale”

  56. Heather F :

    Fave movie of all time? Urgh. I’m the worst with picking out movies. I loves ’em all. Most romatic? I would say….”Sleepless in Seattle”. :)

  57. Jamie :

    I love the Notebook and would love to win! Thanks for hosting!

  58. Debbie G :

    I can watch Hope Floats, Sweet Home Alabama, and Pitch Perfect daily!!

  59. Kristin Courtney :

    My favorite movie has always been Grease! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

  60. Carolyn :

    I guess I’m old…. Gone with the Wind

  61. Alana :


  62. Heather B :

    The Sound of Music!!!

  63. Kate D. :

    Wow, it’s hard to pick just one! I guess it would be “Steel Magnolias”

  64. Elizabeth C. :

    What a hard question! I have a bunch of favorite movies…
    But because it’s nearly Halloween and I’ve been watching a lot of scary movies, my favorite movie currently is Poltergeist.

  65. Stacia simonsen :

    I’m kind of a Star Wars gal. Episodes 4-6 that is. The Little bit of romance there is pretty special. And I might throw Princess Bride out there as well.

  66. Alyce :

    Singin in the Rain

  67. Tiffany Andrew :

    A walk to remember

  68. Jennifer Conlee :

    My favorite movie of all time is Sabrina with Julia Ormand and Harrison Ford.
    Hope I win!!

  69. Jennifer :

    I’m a sucker for 80’s movies. So one of my favorites is The Goonies. But I think my favorite romantic movie might be a comedy, The Proposal, with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.

  70. Gini :

    I’m going to say Moonstruck. :) I don’t have just one favorite, more of a top 10 favorites list lol.

  71. Melissa :

    You’ve Got Mail!

  72. Laurie :

    The Notebook!!

  73. Grecia :

    Bridesmaids, definitely my favorite

  74. Stacey Lehwald :

    The King and I:) The singing, the costumes, the story…sigh!

  75. Jessica Ashley :

    Grease, forever and always.

  76. Erin Duggins :

    The Wedding Date

  77. Jen Galan :

    Sneakers. My voice is my passport. Verify me.

  78. Daniel :

    Time Out (French: L’Emploi du temps)

  79. Rene Jilek :

    Love Actually, When Harry Met Sally and National Treasure… In that order. :)

  80. Debbi Burnie :

    My Favorite would have to be all the Harry Potter movies. Romantic movies definitely “Fried Green Tomatoes” and “The Money Pit”

  81. Liz :

    Harold and Maude.

  82. Erica willock :

    Dirty dancing!!!

  83. Catie :

    When Harry met Sally!

  84. Rebecca :

    My favorite is a League of Their Own. Love it!

  85. Brooke S. :

    Dirty Dancing :)

  86. Erin Meier :

    Back to the Future

  87. Brooke :

    You’ve got mail!

  88. Sally :

    My all time favorite romantic movie is – Stranger Than Fiction.

  89. Patricia :

    I love, love, LOVE Chocolat. Could and would watch it every day!

  90. Pam R :

    That’s a toughie. I would have to say it’s a toss up between Reality Bites and Good Will Hunting. ..

  91. Heather :

    Ever After

  92. Dawn Murphy :

    Lots of favorites, but one that’s at the top of the list is Shawshank Redemption. I especially love the final scene.

  93. Gidget :

    Second Hand Lions…. great movie!

  94. Angela :

    Picking one is so hard, ummm, I really enjoy The Sound of Music, Lord of the Rings, Shawshank Redemption, Inception, I could go on. But I won’t. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  95. Cathy :

    My favorite movie is E.T.

  96. Athena Roth :

    Annie Hall or Manhattan. Thanks for the chance! Best, Athena

  97. Renee Lewis :

    Hope floats… my all time fave!! =)

  98. Jamie :

    13 going on 30, I just love Jennifer Gardner!

  99. Darlene B. :

    27 Dresses…because James Marsden is truly dreamy.

  100. Brandy Holt :

    Ever After & You’ve Got Mail are my favs! I’d love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  101. Melanie Hess :

    Pride & Prejudice. Nerdy girl here.

  102. Beth cole :

    my favorite movie is say anything.

  103. Heather Damron :

    I love 500 Days of Summer.

  104. Deanna Burkett :

    I LOVE Benny and June! It’s an oldie but it is still one of the greatest movies ever!

  105. Kathryn :

    Love, Actually. Or Silence of the Lambs.

  106. Beth :

    It’s a three way tie: A Christmas Story, Elf, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  107. Heather K. :

    I have a hard time picking *a* favorite movie, but I love anything Jason Segel… I Love You, Man. Is great.

  108. Amy :

    Say Anything. Mmmm-mm!

  109. Monica :

    toss up between Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman. Thanks for doing a giveaway!!

  110. Edith :

    Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility

  111. Phyllis :

    I’m an ole school movie lover. pretty much any movie with Bette Davis. Fond of Joan Crawford, Myrna Loy & Barbara Stanwyck

  112. Suzanne :

    Favorite movie: An Affair to Remember!

  113. Crystal :

    My number one: Sleepless in Seattle. Runners up: An Affair to Remember, Rocky Horror Picture Show, My Girl and RENT!

  114. Margaret :

    My favorite movie would have to be the Wizard of OZ. Love the part where the horse changes colors.

  115. Mary :

    The Devil Wears Prada! I still love that movie!

  116. Alicia G :

    Favorite..Pride and Prejudice. Long version!

  117. Monica P.Y. :

    It’s between Sabrina and Pride and Prejudice.

  118. Rachel :

    Favorite of all time? Goodness. Gotta be Braveheart! I could watch that movie over and over and over again.

  119. Cindy :

    Love Story

  120. Cathryn Ramirez :

    Favorite movie of all time….Pride & Prejudice (1995), watching it now in fact :)

  121. Alli Romeril :

    Picking one favorite EVER is difficult, but as far as romatic movies go, I loved the Notebook!

  122. Jackie Ramthun :

    The Notebook, just love it!

  123. mike terry :

    The amigos!

  124. Kendra K. :

    the teen-aged me fell in love with “Pretty in Pink” and never looked back!

  125. Shannon :

    An 80s classic: Say Anything!

  126. Lisa Moon :

    I can’t just pick one! I love Serendipity, My Best Friends Wedding and Fools Rush In, to name just a few!

  127. Marisa Vales :

    I love Mama Mia!

  128. Laura Boone :

    Empire Records!

  129. Lori Falcon :

    urban cowboy!! Yeehaw!!

  130. Carolyn :

    Julie and Julia!

  131. Riya :

    True lies

  132. Andrea :

    Love and Basketball! ABC family comfort movies from my childhood are my jam.

  133. Breanne Mansell :

    Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen is the best at romance!

  134. Tanya Phillips :

    Mine is Sleepless in Seattle, love it :)

  135. Kelly Hiatt Thomas :

    Favorite movie? So many… Probably when Harry met Sally or Mr. blandings builds his dream home

  136. Lisa Nicole Paone :

    The Notebook!

  137. Carrie Thomas :

    Favorite movie…Ferris Bueller’s day off!! :)

  138. dawn j :

    Not necessarily my favorite but certainly left a big impression on my 10 year old mind. For Halloween. .. Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

  139. Jason Thomas :

    My favorite movie is Forrest Gump! And I LOVE Le Creuset <3

  140. Anita Kelly :

    I love “White Oleander”… The movie and the book! ♡♡

  141. Elizabeth s :

    Dirty dancing!

  142. Rachel - A Southern Fairytale :

    Practical Magic
    Oh Brother Where Art Though
    The Breakfast Club
    Pretty in Pink
    Sixteen Candles
    Weird Science
    The Princess Bride

    shall I go on? :-)

  143. Chris Brou :

    Love actually

  144. Janet :

    Legend….an old movie but still has a romantic love story and great sci-fi characters.

  145. Christina :

    I can still quote and sing along to My Best Friend’s Wedding any day of the week! Just love it!

  146. Tara :

    Dirty Dancing

  147. Dani :

    Pretty sure it’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, but it’s hard to pick a favourite. I do know that if that movie is on TV, I’m watching it.

  148. Shelli Smith :

    Most definitely Pride and Prejudice

  149. Niri :

    My fav movie of all time Shawshank Redemption

  150. Margaret :

    It would have to be Sleepless in Seattle. Can watch it over and over

  151. Jason E Woods :

    Unforgiven (1992) – best quote: Will Munny “All right, I’m coming out. Any man I see out there, I’m gonna shoot him. Any sumbitch takes a shot at me, I’m not only gonna kill him, but I’m gonna kill his wife, all his friends, and burn his damn house down.”

  152. Kamie :

    Love Princess Bride!

  153. Bridget Go :

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

  154. Maya :

    Pulp fiction :)

  155. Amy :

    A Room With A View, with Helena Bonham-Carter before she was Bellatrix

  156. Ashley :

    pride and prejudice

  157. Lee Anne :

    I can’t wait to see this. I love everything by Nicholas Sparks. I would say my fav movie of all time is either The Notebook or Sweet Home Alabama !

  158. Erin Shannon :

    I love a good chick flick! Maybe pride and prejudice? I also thought “Austenland” was hilarious!

  159. Hiedi :

    The Importance of Being Ernest with Reese Witherspoon

  160. Monica :

    It’s so hard to pick just one but right now I’ll go with Good Will Hunting.

  161. Alicen :

    About a Boy

  162. Michelle Taylor :

    I love Steel Magnolias and Ocean’s 11.

  163. Amy :

    This is almost embarrassing but I have always loved What About Bob? Ha!

  164. Jane Maynard :

    favorite movie of all time? IMPOSSIBLE! seriously, I’ve been thinking about this for like 10 minutes. one movie I used to watch over and over and over was You’ve Got Mail. And Harry Potter. Love me some Harry Potter.

  165. Jessica Krewson :

    I would love this! I saw the movie this weekend and realized I hadn’t read the book yet. As for my favorite movie… I am going to say Pride and Prejudice or Little Women, but I am loving all the new romantic Nicholas sparks stuff.

  166. Joy Wrenn :

    Almost impossible to pick one, but Dirty Dancing, Save the Last Dance, Set it Off and The Notebook are some of my favorites

  167. Pamela Vest :

    My favorite movie of all time is The Last of the Mohicans. It has everything- soldiers- frontiersmen, native americans and of course there is the romance, not to mention Daniel Day Lewis is HOT. What girl would not want to be loved so deeply that her man would risk anything to protect her?

  168. Rachel :


  169. Jamie :

    steel magnolias… You know I love you more than my luggage

  170. Kate :

    My favorite movie of all time… Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!

  171. Lee :

    Babel – such a great movie.

  172. Jodi :

    Pride and Predjudice by far. Such a great story!

  173. Lexi :

    ‘For Keeps,’ an oft-forgotten Molly Ringwald picture from the 80s. I only truly appreciated it once I had my own kid, and whoa, did Molly portray the wild first days with an infant spot-on (despite my being 15 years older than her character when she had her baby).

  174. Emilie :

    my favorite movie is Love Actually.

  175. Kathy Potter :

    My favorite movie of all time is The Notebook. Sparks writes from the heart and about things that could happen. His books/movies make you believe in people and remember there is happiness all around us. Thank you for the chance to win this this great giveaway! !!!

  176. Clisty :

    Ever After :)

  177. Stephanie Porter :

    About Time is a new favorite.
    Also… Gone With the Wind, BBC’s Pride and Prejudice, While You Were Sleeping, 500 days of summer, Lars and the real girl, Love Actually, 13 Going on 30…

  178. Jenny :

    My absolute favorite movie of all time would probably have to be Toy Story. I’m not sure why, but Toy Story (and either 2 or 3) always leaves me happy. Yes, even as an adult.
    I’m crossing my fingers real tight to win this giveaway! I’ve been wanting a Le Creuset for quite some time now!

  179. Rebecca Killpack :

    Somewhere in Time
    Love a good sappy love story!

  180. Deb :

    Either Shawshank Redemption or The Painted Veil!

  181. Brandy :

    The Princess Bride!

  182. Jeremy :


  183. Meagan :

    “Space Camp” – for real. And when you’re 13 that’s a romantic as it gets…You get to wear rad 80’s jumpers, accidently go into space with the hot guy at camp…dreams coming true all over the place!

  184. Liesel :

    I love Double Switch. It was a Disney Sunday movie back in the 80’s. My sweet husband finally tracked down a copy for me. It’s simple an silly and makes me smile.

  185. Lynn N. :

    My favorite movie of all time is You’ve Got Mail. I could watch it hundred times and still love every second of it.

  186. Natalie :

    Pride and Prejudice is the all time classice romantic movie

  187. Karli :

    The notebook.

  188. Miriam Prantner :

    Anne of Green Gables. Thanks for the chance to win!

  189. Jen M :

    I don’t know what to pick! I do love Sweet Home Alabama and An Affair to Remember gets me every single time.

  190. AshlyB :

    My Best Friend’s Wedding…I cry sobs every time!

  191. Jill :

    Almost Famous, and Walk the Line

  192. Brenda Olive :

    The sound of Music still makes m;y heart sing!

  193. Erica :

    I have to pick just one?!? Then I’m going with 16 Candles.

  194. Emily :

    hmmm, I love Sense and sensibility!

  195. Michael :

    My favorite movie of all time would have to be Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. And who doesn’t love Le Creseut!