Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Perfect Romantic Comedy?

This past weekend I saw two romantic comedies in the theater: The Ugly Truth and The Proposal.

The Ugly Truth features Gerard Butler, which is really all you have to know about it. Gerard Butler is also the only reason to see the movie, because everything else is pretty grim. Maybe Gerard is too, but who could possibly care when looking at him?

All I really remember from the movie is that face. Which, given what little else I recall, in unguarded moments, is all for the best.

The Proposal, on the other hand, was a perfect concoction. I fell in love! And while, yes, it may have had something to do with this:

...that was really just the icing on the cake. Why? Because I believed that the characters were who they said they were. I believed not only that they were falling in love, but that they should fall in love. The final scene in the publisher's office? Made me as giddy as a schoolgirl. Really.

If there is something better than a perfect romantic comedy, I don't know what it is.

What's your favorite?


Caroline said...

My favourites have to be Pretty Woman, Sleepless in Seattle, (the original) Sabrina, and any movies with Doris Day in them! Take care. Caroline x

Pat Cochran said...

I've heard only good things about
The Proposal and it stars Sandra
Bullock. That's enough to draw me
to the theater.

My favorite romantic comedy is an
older (much older!) film, Love With
A Proper Stranger with Natalie
Wood and Steve McQueen. It just
does get much better than that for
me! I see it every time it is on
the TV schedule!

Pat Cochran

cheryl c said...

I loved The Proposal. It was funny, and both stars were great in it.

I had wanted to see The Ugly Truth, but I have heard nothing but bad reviews. I guess I will pass on that one.

Emmanuelle said...

I so agree with you !! The proposal was the best romantic comedy I had seen in months. On my list also are :
Notting Hill
Pretty Woman
13 going on 30 (looooved it)
Just like heaven
Bridget Jones
2 weeks notice (sandra bullock is really perfect in romantic comedies)
And I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting some others...

Mary said...

I do like alot of the romantic comedies and I love the ones in which Sandra Bullock are in them. She is really great in that type of movie. I haven't seen The Proposal yet, but I am way behind in my movie viewing.

Michele L. said...

I loved the proposal also! I haven't seen THE UGLY TRUTH and from the reviews I don't plan too.

My favorite romance movies are,

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, Sandra Bullock & Bill Pullman
THE WEDDING PLANNER, Jennifer Lopez & Matthew Maconaughey
PRETTY WOMAN, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere
SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE, Jack Nicholson & Diane Keaton (love Jack in this movie!)
ROMANCING THE STONE, Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner (humor, action, suspense and romance to perfection!)

I love Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts movies also. There are my top favorite actresses in romantic movies.

JennJ said...

Awesome I have been wanting to see both of these myself! Maybe I'll be able to before they are gone. I LOVE Gerard so I really want to see that one but the proposal sounds wonderful too. Thanks for the reviews. :)