So over the last two days Racheline and I watched Bridget Jones’s Diary and Love, Actually. We had way too much fun in the process, and while we (tragically) can’t watch a rom com every night, we are planning to make this a regular feature. Thanks to y’all, and everyone on Twitter and Facebook, we now have a to-watch list that’s 60 movies long and growing. So:
1) Help it grow! Got suggestions? Or just want to watch us freak out about something? Drop it in the comments. Or on Twitter. Anywhere really.
2) Help us pick! We took 6 movies off the list at (somewhat) random and put them in the poll below. We won’t promise that the winner is the movie we’re definitely going to watch next, but we will takes votes into account when next we’re putting off edits and scrolling through Netflix.
Electric Dreams??? Be still my overly-synthesized, stuck in the 80s heart! I don’t know I’d consider it exactly a romantic comedy, but good lord, my love for that flick knows no bounds.
Also, suggesting Serendipity as a future option.
Odd, I have that film’s soundtrack on vinyl. I was completely obsessed with it as a kid.
Moonstruck is so strange and magnificently weird. Also, Nic Cage. PLEASE. I’ve never been a big fan of romcom films at all, but this is one is so odd that I can’t help but like it.
I’ve seen Moonstruck, but Erin hasn’t. Remember when Nic Cage wasn’t a punchline?
I’m sure it’s already on the list, but Kissing Jessica Stein is clearly your destiny.
If you’re planning to include old school screwball rom-coms in your survey of the genre, I want to recommend “Theodora Goes Wild” (1936), starring Irene Dunne and Melvyn Douglas. She’s the pseudonymous author of “The Sinner,” which has scandalized the bluenoses of her local literary circle; he’s the artist who did the cover art for her book and cannot believe this country mouse wrote the succes de scandale du jour. He follows her home from NYC, and hijinks ensue.