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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shegirl, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. shegirl

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    So since it is V-Day weekend, which butts up to a 3 day weekend (I am far more happy about that than the "holiday") here's the rub:

    Although we all may try to deny, there is one RomCom we actually like so spill it. We won't tell, or *make fun, or anything. Promise. I'll go first.

    The Princess Bride
    Love Actually
    And, Sweet Home Alabama. I know I know. It's the worst of the three. I don't know what to say.

    You're turn.

    Alt Focus: *Feel free.
     
  2. Volo

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    Whoa whoa whoa! The Princess Bride is not a RomCom. It is a masterfully told story where the hero and his lady just happen to have a happy ending. Don't lump that lovely movie in with shit like Sweet Home Alabama. You're hurting it!
     
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    Does True Romance count? It's not a comedy, but I think it counts.
     
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    I admit I like Just Friends. There's hockey in it, Amy Smart looks great, and I think its funny at times.
     
  5. Rush-O-Matic

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    Shakespeare In Love
    Major League
    Thomas Crown Affair (the remake)

    I also almost said Tin Cup instead of Major League. So, I guess I have a thing for Rene Russo?
     
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    Romantic movies:

    1) Blue is the Warmest Colour (see it, trust me)
    2) Casablanca
    3) Audition (last 20 minutes are a tad rough).
     
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    This movie is highly underrated.
     
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    Whothehell, great movie. I thought about listing it. And Just friends has Ryan Reynolds so, yeah.

    I cannot defend my Sweet Home Alabama. It is what it is.
     
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    Shaun of the Dead, the original zom-rom-com.


    In unrelated news, two of my co-workers just had an argument over whether Mounds or Almond Joy was the one with nuts in it. They ended up agreeing to disagree.
     
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    I second the whole, "The Princess Bride" not being either shameful or a RomCom. It's the best movie ever made and has no genre.

    I like "The Notebook," although I didn't get all teary-eyed. I saw it with a friend in the theatre, though, and she went so hysterical I couldn't acknowledge her during the movie lest she lose what little control she had and I burst out laughing. We had to wait in the washroom after the film for the swelling around her eyes to go down. At one point I actually thought that something about the movie had triggered an unrelated breakdown, because no way was it THAT tragic. But I guess she's just sensitive.
     
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    Godfather 2
    Gladiator
    SAW

    It's all in the perspective.

    It disturbs me that so many of the men on this board can recall, off the top of their heads, the names of romantic comedies that they actually like, never mind have seen.

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    I don't even.
    http://www.medicaldaily.com/ant-colony-12-year-old-indian-girl-373058

    Girl has ants
    living in her ear, with
    There's a queen in there somewhere. Laying eggs.
    And, they grow into ants. Inside her head.
    Since August.

    At least it's not spiders?
     
  13. Rush-O-Matic

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    I wrote out the actual titles, but in my head I was thinking
    - Paltrow's boobs
    - Baseball
    - Russo's boobs

    That helps me remember. Plus, Shakespeare In Love won best picture. Admittedly, Saving Private Ryan probably should have won, but still.
     
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    Almond Joy has Almonds in the fucking name. It was even a jingle back in the day. Almond Joy's got nuts, Mounds don't.

    I enjoy a good Rom-Com. Both of the T.Hanx/Meg Ryan ones are still watchable. 40 Day and 40 Nights is great. I enjoy Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Crazy Stupid Love and The Five Year Engagement are two of the best movies of the last five years. Forgetting Sarah Marshall is fantastic.

    The key is to have decent funny writing. Often times the writers forget about the Com part of Rom-Com. For instance, is Sweet Home Alabama a Rom-Com? Doesn't seem funny to me. Same with The Notebook. That and any other Nicholas Sparks based garbage is romantic drama, not comedy.
     
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    I'll go with Love Actually, Just Friends, Friends with Benefits, and Old School.
     
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    I think the shlockiest one I like, that always makes me choke up at the end, is You've Got Mail. He says, "Don't cry, Shopgirl" and I'm all, "I'm crying asshole! Goddamn it, every time!"

    Otherwise, most rom coms I like have to be way more funny than sappy. Some other element like adventure is also a plus.

    One of my favorites that is also obscure: American Dreamer.
     
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    Scoff. The best Tom Hanks / Meg Ryan romantic comedy isn't even Sleepless In Seattle, much less You've Got Mail. It's Joe Versus The Volcano.
     
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    Just Friends is fantastic. So many sneaky quotable lines from it.

    My younger sister's boyfriend's name is Jamie and honestly about 75% of the time he's mentioned, I'll immediately blurt out "Ghh-amie!" in the retainer voice of Ryan Reynold's former fat self. That and "he's from Jersey, he skiis in his jeans!"
     
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    I thought the story is lame, but Reynolds and Anna Faris are hilarious in it (and the kid playing his brother). Best line comes from the bouncer who throws Reynolds out near the end.
     
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