that will drive her crazy. Her heart.
- from the movie Milk Money
First, as always, thanks to everyone who left a comment on last week’s Friday Five about flowers. I think it was a perfect timing to think about blossoms, given that many folks are still dealing with cold weather. It’s a good thing we have beautiful photos and a strong imagination, so we know that spring will eventually arrive!
This week’s list was really tough, not because I don’t enjoy the topic but because I perhaps enjoy it too much. It was nearly impossible to narrow my list to only five! I started by noting about fifteen sigh-inducing movies, then took out those that were romantic but not comedies (like Titanic, or Gone with the Wind.) Then I asked myself which ones I could watch over and over again. And that’s how I came up with this week’s list, which is alphabetical and not necessarily in order of preference. If you haven’t seen one that’s noted, treat yourself and rent it.
So, coming soon to a DVD player near you...
1. The American President. I love a good 'opposites-attract' theme. And it was fun thinking how our country would react if a sitting president actually - gasp! - starting dating!
2. My Big Fat Greek Wedding. This one made me wish I were Greek, with a strong family tradition and lots of crazy family members. John Corbett wouldn't be so bad, either!
3. Shakespeare in Love. Ahhh... Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts. The romance in this is certainly splendid, but I also love the clever screenplay which shows us how old Bill supposedly came up with his famous lines.
4. Sleepless in Seattle (pictured above.) Who can resist the pairing of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? Throw in that darling little boy and the An Affair to Remember theme, and I'm a goner!
5. Love Actually. This movie makes my top five list because it shows the wonders of all kinds of love, not just romantic love. The cast is fabulous, the music's fun, and it takes place at Christmas time. I'm in heaven!
So that's it for this week's Friday Five. How about you? What’s your favorite romantic comedy?
Until next time…