Romantic comedies aren’t what they used to be and I can’t recall when I’ve seen one worth mentioning OR watching more than once. Anyway, I was inspired by this list of top grossing romantic comedies and wasn’t surprised to see MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING sitting at the top. That was a good film.
Favorite movie moments? I love the scene in BRIDGET JONE’S DIARY where Colin Firth tells Renee Zellweger’s character that he likes her just as she is. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve hit the back button to watch that scene over and over again.
I still heart WHEN HARRY MET SALLY and that movie is like 20 years old. The famous scene where Meg Ryan fakes an orgasm in front of Billy Crystal in a restaurant and someone says “I’ll have what she’s having.” Priceless.
I’ve watched BULL DURHAM, a movie about baseball, like a million times. Was this Kevin Costner’s best movie? BTW, am I the only one to have watched and enjoyed PRELUDE TO A KISS with Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan?
The story in PRELUDE TO A KISS has a unusual premise that mainly addresses how well we know the people we love inside and out. In the movie, an elderly gentleman crashes the wedding and asks the groom [Alec Baldwin] if he can kiss the bride [Meg Ryan] and when they kiss, well, something weird happens.
Enough with going down memory lane. Here is my top ten romantic comedy list. This is a well thought out list, too, so no mocking and please feel free to share your own!
10. SLEEPLESS IN SEATLE (1993)
9. MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING (2002)
8. PRETTY WOMAN (1990)
7. MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING (1997)
6. BRIDGET JONE’S DIARY (2001)
5. CLUELESS (1995)
4. BULL DURHAM (1988)
3. SAY ANYTHING (1989)
2. PRELUDE TO A KISS (1992)
1. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989)
Tomorrow I plan to post some of my favorite classics…Cary Grant anyone? Humphrey Bogart?