Monday, August 08, 2011

Favorite Onscreen Couples -- Susanna Carr

I was flipping through a magazine the other day and saw an article about romantic couples onscreen. The article stated that the following were the most favorite couples:
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks
I'm sure these pairings are popular, but the most favorite? What about the classics like Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy? Or Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers? And let's not forget about the movies made outside Hollywood. I'll watch any Bollywood movie that pairs Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.
I continued to skim the article to see what made these couples the most favorite. The writer suggested that these were the most favorite onscreen couples because they appeared together in more than one successful romantic movie.
Well... pfft. That's no way to judge. These couples may very well deserve to be called favorites, but for different reasons.
A favorite onscreen couple may only have made one movie together, but it's the kind of movie you want to watch over and over again.
A favorite onscreen couple has chemistry. It's magic when they're onscreen. They make you believe they should be together. They may or may not have a happy ending, but you are emotionally invested in their journey.
Which romantic couple onscreen is your favorite?


Sonali said...

Hi Susanna

Well currently my favorite onscreen couple is Robert Patterson and Kristen Stewart. All time favorite couple is Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. I fell in love with them while watching Pretty Woman.

marybelle said...

Russell Crowe & Cate Blanchett in ROBIN HOOD. They had amazing chemistry. I would love to see them work together again.

Desere said...

For me it is definitely Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt , they were brilliant in "the mexican " !

Michele L. said...

I really liked Sandra Bollock and Keanuu Reeves in Speed and The Lake House. Also, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman. I absolutely loved the movie Somethings Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. They really have chemistry! I loved Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey together in The Wedding Planner. They made it seem so believable! Oh, and one last movie I really like was While You Were Sleeping with Sandra Bollock and Bill Pullman. They were so good together, plus I love the movie!

scarlet wilson said...

Can I go for Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore in Ghost?
Also loved Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in Star Wars!

Susanna Carr said...

Sonali -- Robert Patterson and Kristen Stewart are a great onscreen couple. Love the intensity they have.

Marybelle -- I haven't seen the Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. I imagine those two have lots of chemistry!

Desere -- Julia Robert and Brad Pitt? How did I miss that movie?!

Michele -- I loved Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman in While You Were Sleeping. They were great together

Scarlet -- Yes! Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher were an awesome onscreen couple. I remember watching them when I was a young kid and hoping they'd get together

ev said...

John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. And I don't care about their age difference.

Pat Cochran said...

Movie-wise I go back a long way! Among
my favorite romantic pairs are Jimmy
Stewart and June Allyson. You can see them in Strategic Air Command and The
Glenn Miller Story. Also a favorite
pairing: Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed
in It's a Wonderful Life. In fact, Jimmy Stewart and any actress would suit me! I have to echo your listing of Hepburn and Tracy. Or Hepburn and Cary Grant. Oh how I long for those olden, golden days of film!