Anna is old enough these days that she can enjoy a good romantic comedy with me. Although not my favorite genre, a good romantic chick flick cannot be beat! They're few and far between - maybe one in forty that trickle through theaters - but here are my (and Anna's) favorites:
This movie has the best cast ever. Bonnie Hunt and James Belushi are hilarious, David and Minnie are just right, and the boys in O'Reilly's (Irish Italian restaurant) are so sweet and funny. The best scene (well, one of them) is this one:
"I got sick on Swiss water once..."
Other best quotes from this gem are:
"Whatever you do, don't shave your legs." "What? Why?" "Because then you won't let it go too far!" "Megan, it's a first date!" "Well, I married a first date, missy, and you know how it is. You're out with a guy, you find him funny and attractive, and suddenly everything he says sounds brilliant. Hairy legs are your only link to reality." "I think you should needlepoint that on a pillow." "I just might! It kept me a virgin till...y'know...whenever."
"What do you do?" "I'm a vet." "Yeah...I didn't go to Nam..."
"I think you should put your shirt on, honey. You're going to ruin Gracie for all other men."
This one I wouldn't let Anna watch yet, due to the swearing (though it is in a British accent, which is decidedly less vulgar, I think) and the suicide scene (which is heart wrenching, and I love Toni Collette). But those are some of the reasons I love it so much; it's not shallow. Which brings me to my favorite quotes:
"We thought you had hidden depths." "No, no! You've always had that wrong! I really am this shallow."
"I mean, he is such a SPECIAL boy! And he has a SPECIAL soul! And I've wounded it!" "Oh please shut up. You're wounding my soul."
"As for his mum, she appears to be clinically insane and wearing some kind of yeti costume..."
I had to include this one even though it's shelved in my brain as a holiday movie and not a chick flick, and never the twain shall meet (is that the right expression?) because it is romantic and it is hysterical. Best quotes (that my hubby and I quote all year round):
"My childhood was like the Shawshank Redemption except I didn't have some old, warm, black man to share my story with."
We'll just call these the Steve Carell collection, shall we? The only one I'd let Anna watch is Dan in Real Life. Why?
Why, because I am the murder of love, that's why!
And we'll call this next one, the John Cusack collection:
Not child appropriate. But it's hard for hired gunmen to control their cursing.
"You must chill...I have taken your keys..."
This Sandra Bullock gem (above)? Or this one (below)?
Both extremely funny and the source of many a quote at our house.
Okay, that's it for now. I may have to make a Part II later. Also, a best of holiday flicks - but that could need its own blog.
What'd I miss?