Agh! I had my post almost complete and went to get a picture and lost it. Okay, so I closed the window I was typing in without saving it.
I was going to write about the lack of stellar rom-com movies in recent years. Where have all the Sally's gone?
The last movie I remember "needing" to own was 2009's The Proposal. And I still find it funny, romantic, and ohhhh, Ryan Reynolds. Heavy sigh.
The best rom-com's have a finite balance of comedy and love. And most of the comedy stems from the characters. We love Sally's neurosis' and by the end of the movie when we learn that she's alphabetized her VHS collection, we're thinking, "that's so Sally".
We find Charles (Four Weddings and a Funeral) always late escapades charming and when his friends trick him into arriving for his wedding early, we're in on the joke with them.
But, the absolute key ingredient to a great rom-com is the chemistry of the couple and the fact that we fall in love with them as they are falling in love.
Okay, so I have to amend my earlier statement as I went looking for memes, I found one for Something Borrowed, circa 2011. That was the last movie I 'had' to own and watch again and again. Although, it was based on one of my favorite books and I'm still waiting for Something Blue. Come on, team Emily Giffin, get'er done.
But alas, it's time for me to sign off and get to work, so further discussion will have to be tabled. If you have any suggestions for me, please leave them. And if you're a writer, become the next Nora Ephron. Stat! We need you.