Friday, May 09, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #7--Favorite Romantic Comedies

Thirteen of My Favorite Romantic Comedies

Ah yes, I know promised a blog more like the old days, waxing philosophic on some random topic perhaps. Well, then this week happened, and this is all I have for you. A break between a crying smile-fest that is compensating for my feminine slump in front of the television. It's just been one of those days. This is my life.

Without further adieu, thirteen of my favorite movies to watch when I'm in, shall we say, a Lifetime or a We kind of mood--the catch is, they have to be on my movie shelves:

  1. The Wedding Singer
  2. 13 Going on 30
  3. Must Love Dogs
  4. Say Anything
  5. Enchanted
  6. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  7. The Princess Bride
  8. You've Got Mail
  9. When Harry Met Sally
  10. Never Been Kissed
  11. Forget Paris
  12. My Best Friend's Wedding
  13. The Wedding Planner

Yep, I just watched 27 Dresses and that's what gave me the idea. I didn't feel up to writing anything at all, but then I thought, "Oh, surely I can make a list of 'chick flicks' that fit my current mood...I'd hate to TOTALLY miss a Thursday 13." The theme this week was gross, using any interpretation, so let's just say this is what I like to watch when I'm feeling like a wretch of humanity...ok, how about a little blue. (Oh look, it's my very first strikethrough!!! =)

Gee, I just realized that "wedding" is in three of those titles. (Oh, and a bride too!) Revealing, no? Hey, the tradition of the comedy is to end with a wedding, so it's no surprise really. Humanity has always loved its "happy" endings!

Enjoy the weekend, y'all!

© Nicole J. Williams, 2008, all rights reserved.

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Gosh, have you been keeping a list or does your brain just keep numerical order of things like this! Very impressive. I once took a class in writing romantic screen plays. It is lots harder than it looks. That is probably one reason there are so many flops. I have to say I am not looking forward to Ashton Vs. Cameron though I'll probably see it. I'm just not crazy about couples being mean to one another--don't find it funny.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Author with one screenplay in a drawer never to see the light of day and five published books. (-:

Camellia said...

Oh oh oh...

In her Shoes

The Long Hot Summer (JoAnne and Paul)

Mostly Martha

Let's watch them together sometime.

Nicole said...

Carolyn--It was as easy as going to my DVD shelf, organized by genre, and typing out my favorites! =) (No, I'd never remember...I got about three down and had to go look!) And I actually thought the Ashton v. Cameron movie looked better than The Holiday (that was Cameron's last one, right?) but I guess it caught me in the right mood--melancholy (read: sap)! =)

Donna--I love In Her Shoes, and the others, I will take your word for, and yes, please, let's do watch them together! I miss you!!!! =)

Allyn Evans said...

Oh, and I love many on your list. I've seen Wedding Planner many times. Hated Wedding Singer when I first saw it. But in my defense, a boss made me go for "employees-have-fun" day. I was pissed about going instead of being allowed to finish my work or be home for my fun.

When I viewed it afterwards...on my own time...I had a completely different opinion. And, it's now one I've watched more than once.

27 Dresses. My daughter and I will be renting soon.

Thanks for sharing a great list.

Kat said...

Oh, I loved 27 Dresses. Very sweet. And on your list - The Wedding Singer and Never been Kissed are among my favorites. I think Drew Barrymore makes the best romantic comedies. My absolute favorite is 50 First Dates.

Nicole said...

Kat-I agree about Drew. 50 First Dates was on my list, but it was so long that I decided to make it only the ones I have at home and I don't have that one yet!!! =)

Anonymous said...

I just saw Enchanted with my kids. They loved it. But I got seriously annoyed by the cartoon princess attitude... aaaaaaargh!!