It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is right around the corner - where did January go, where did the first two weeks of February go? For those of you who didn't realize how close the holiday of LURRVE is, it's on Monday, and you're welcome for the reminder. No one likes to spend that day or any day in the dog house. Anycupid, I'm not here to talk about Valentine's Day, but instead I want to talk about movies, more specifically, movies about LOVE. My favorite all time heart-fest movie isn't really that romantic, it's more realistic I suppose. I've never been very sappy, well OK I can be sappy but I'm not mushy... at least not in public. I was the little girl that grew up watching all the Wonderful World of Disney movies about princesses and their prince charmings just like most of you [as well as Transformers or He-man n' such like the other half of my readers not sporting vaginas on the daily] but in watching these films I could never truly relate to the princesses, or main characters. Maybe it was my own personal insecurities or the fact that I knew I would never be locked up in a tower, sentenced to a coma after eating a poisoned apple, or be caught dead in a pink dress or tiara, at least not at that age. I have never felt like I could relate to the main female character roles in most romance movies, or any others for that matter. I have always been one of the boys, or the girl that was never considered the 'hot one'. Even in high school my guy friends would tell me how hot my best friend was, and expect me to relay the message to her. Nice right? Basically I've always been more of a Corey Flood than Diane Court.
|He gave her is heart and she gave him a pen.|
Lloyd if you're listening, bring your ghetto blaster to my house!
|"The world is full of guys. Be a man. Don't be a guy." - Corey|
All that being said... Say Anything isn't my favorite romantic movie of all time, but it is a very close second. Needless to say I'm not in high school anymore, thankfully. I am however in my 30's, and if I had to pick my favorite all time "romance movie, hands down it would be the 1992 "Classic" [and I use that word loosely - I hate referring to anything from my youth as classic, this includes hair metal, don't go there!] ... the movie would be SINGLES!
Singles to me is hands down the best and most realistic depiction of dating after you've gone through the drama of high school, the crazy years of college and your faced with the real world. Not just in the sense that you're working 24/7 or struggling to become a rock star [Love you Cliff], but also in terms of finding a soulmate or hell even a friend to hang out with on a regular basis. Let's face it the older we get the harder these relationships become. Singles to me embodies all these fears, all the turmoil 20 and 30 somethings deal with not only in trying to find love, but also trying to make it in the crazy time we call adulthood. If you haven't seen this flick yet - I highly recommend it. If you loved the Seattle music scene of the 90's you'll be excited by cameos of some of your favorite bands of that era [and today] *coughpearljamalicenchainscough* - you'll enjoy this movie, trust me. And if you ever need a great use for a t-shirt that an ex left behind at your house, this movie has the perfect solution for you. Also, for the record, the soundtrack to this flick is freaking amazing! So there you have it, my favorite love story of all time...
So tell me - what is your favorite cinematic love story?