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It’s Creative Romance Month, and there’s probably nothing I love more than a romantic comedy, so I’ve given some thought to which movies make my top ten faves. Nothing like spending a rainy (or snowy) day in bed with your sweetie watching one romantic comedy after another. My judging criteria, you ask?
- Do the movies make me laugh out loud?
- Do the movies tug at my heart strings?
- Do I like the characters and want them to succeed?
- Do the characters (and the actors who portray them) have great chemistry?
- Will I watch the movie more than once?
Love Actually (2003) – I watch this movie every Christmas. It’s become a tradition like It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol (the George C. Scott version from 1984). I’m also a sucker for Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Anyhoo, I love the vignettes in Love Actually, and the connections among the characters. And even though not every story has its happily-ever-after-ending, the movie leaves me feeling warm and fuzzy, even as some of the vignettes make me cry. It doesn’t hurt that the movie stars Liam Niesen, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth.
Keeping the Faith (2000) – A priest, a rabbi, and a blonde . . . No, it’s not a joke, it’s a love triangle! This story of three best friends who grew up together until Jenna Elfman’s character moves away, flashes forward to the hilarious tale of love, religion and best friends. It’s a terrific friends-to-lovers story.
Pretty Woman (1990) – Who doesn’t love this new twist — 1990’s style — on the fairytale romance? Only this time the princess-to-be is a reluctant hooker, and the prince is a wealthy corporate raider. Richard Gere’s portrayal of the broody hero with abandonment issues is spot on. In the end, Vivian gets her childhood fairytale when Edward rides in on a white horse, er, limo, and rescues her from the tower, er, fire escape. Sigh.
The Proposal (2009) – I laugh every time I watch this movie. Sandra Bullock is priceless in her snotty, demanding, it’s-all-about-me way. And Ryan Reynolds — hello! Especially the scene where he’s only wearing a towel. Yowza! The proposal scene at the end always gets me with tears and laughter. Nothing like starting a proposal with the words, “Three days ago I loathed you.”
Six Days Seven Nights (1998) – This adventurous romantic comedy along the same vein as African Queen (which I also love) ratchets the sexual tension up in a way the decency board never would have allowed in 1951. The chemistry between a very sexy Harrison Ford and Ann Heche was off the charts. One of my favorite scenes involves Ann Heche’s pants and a snake. Hilarious, sexy, and oh so relatable.
Clueless (1995) – Being a Jane Austen fan-girl stalker (well, that is if she weren’t dead), I love just about any movie that borrows from her body of work. Enough said.
The American President (1995) – Aaron Sorkin writes fabulous screenplays with smart, sparkling dialogue and complex characters. The yummy sexual tension between Annette Benning and Michael Douglas lights up the screen. This is not only one of my favorites, but Hubby’s too, so we watch it over and over again.
It’s Complicated (2009) – As <cough> a woman of a certain age, I so appreciate movies that portray, er, mature women as having a fulfilling life, which includes romance and hot sex. This hilarious romcon about the second chapter hits all the right buttons.
Something’s Gotta Give (2003) – Another one of my favorite movies about a mature woman and her romantic involvements. This movie portrays Diane Keaton’s character as a strong, confident, highly successful woman who’s being pursued by two men, the younger of them, the handsome Keanu Reeve. You go girl! And I so want Diane Keaton’s beach house.
Sweet Home Alabama (2002) – Patrick Dempsey and Josh Lucas. Need I say more?
What’s your favorite romantic comedy? Leave a comment today through February 28th for a chance to win a free MP3 audiobook of Rescuing Lacey.