Thursday, May 06, 2010

The oh-so elusive perfect romantic comedy movie...

I've been writing up a storm recently and having sent off my latest story to my ed I'm crashing down and out while waiting for her thoughts. And needing distraction so I don' t panic about what her thoughts might be!!!
My eyes are tired so I'm not going to lose myself in a book, but go for a movie instead and I'm hoping to find a really, really, good romantic comedy. One where the dialogue is sharp and sassy and you're just rooting for them to get together because you're know they're so perfect for each other but there are a zillion impossible blocks and knocks to stop it all from happening...
But I think a really great rom-com is so hard to find!!! I wander down to my DVD store and stare hopelessly at the shelves - maybe pick something I haven't heard of (which in general isn't a good idea) or think about watching a perennial favourite again but get snarky because I want something NEW.
You ever have this problem???
So how about some research - here are some of the highest grossing romantic comedies:
  • Pretty Woman
  • Tootsie
  • There's Something About Mary
  • Jerry Maguire
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Runaway Bride
  • My Best Friend''s Wedding
  • Sleepless in Seattle
Yeah -- they were good. Trouble is, I've seen them all. And notice how rom-coms hardly ever hit the best movie Oscars list? The last winner I can think of is Shakespeare in Love and that was back in 1998! Why is that do you think? Because the good ones are soooooo good and we definitely need more of them...
I did see The Proposal recently and thought that was fun - I thought it was interesting to see how they ensured he was Alpha enough for her even though she was the boss...
But since then? I'm missing some, right? Please tell me I'm missing some? Come on and help me out here, what's the best rom-com flick you've seen lately???? I need one now!
Hmmm... You know, thank GOODNESS there are so many wonderful books out there - because I might just have to go read one of those instead...

Meanwhile, if you're hunting for something to read, I've a couple of stories out at the moment (sorry shameless plug bit) - if you're in the US you can pick up Hot Boss, Boardroom Mistress - which is a very hot reunion tale, or if you're in the UK you can get CAUGHT ON CAMERA WITH THE CEO in advance from the M&B site - and yep, they're caught in a super-hot scene! Of course, no matter where you are, you can get them as e-books! So easy!


Donna Alward said...

Nat - I watched Confessions of a Shopaholic recently and you can't go wrong with Hugh Dancy in my opinion.

I haven't watched a lot of movies lately, but I always pull dvd's out of the cabinet and enjoy them again and again. This winter I introduced my kids to Dirty Dancing and Top Gun. LOL

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Alison said...

I know what you mean - masses out there, but somehow nothing just appeals. Have you seen 'The Princess Bride' - not really a romcom but I could watch it forever!

runner10 said...

Check out "It's Complicated". I have not laughed that hard is so long.

Laurie said...

Romancing The Stone
French Kiss
10 Things I Hate About You

Michele L. said...

Oh Laurie, I love Romancing the Stone!
My favorite romantic movies are,
Pretty Woman
The Wedding Planner
While You Were Sleeping
There is a movie with Jack Nicholsen, Dianne Keaton, Amanda Peet and Keaneau Reeves in it that I just love but can't think of the name of it.
I would love to see "It's Complicated". I am waiting for it to come to REDBOX here in our town.