The topic for Ten on Tuesday this week comes from dear Mary. She suggested 10 Favorite Romantic Comedies and I jumped on it immediately. Thanks for the suggestion, Mary!
- I will start this list with my favorite, When Harry Met Sally. It’s the quintessential romantic comedy and I judge all others again this one. I could write 10 things I love just about this movie alone.
- The Princess Bride. Fantasy, romance, comedy and fairy tale, all rolled into one. Love times a million!
- Sabrina. I had a friend years ago who felt it her duty to educate me by having me watch classic films. We had a standing Friday night date of dinner and a movie. I chose the dinner, she chose the movie and I watched great things like All About Eve and Casablanca and Some Lime It Hot. Sabrina was one of my favorites, though, and it’s definitely a romantic comedy.
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I watched this with my friend, too, but it has a new and lovely meaning for me now that I’m a knitterdue to that famous quote, “I may be knitting a ranch house.”
- Pretty Woman. I love Julia Roberts and Richard Gere is super hawt and this movies makes me believe that true love can redeem anyone. Well, except for Stuckey. He’s just an asshole.
- Four Weddings and a Funeral. The weddings are lovely, the funeral is horribly sad, Hugh Grant is gorgeous, and Andie MacDowell’s hair is perfect.
- Bridget Jones’s Diary. This one has some brilliant comedic moments, especially when Bridget is chasing after Mark in the snow while wearing her tiny knickers. And, ummm, also, Colin Firth. Need I say more?
- Sweet Home Alabama. I have to include this one, what with the reenacting connection and all. Seriously, that scene where the reenactors are all “dead” on the field while Reese Witherspoon is looking for her daddy? No one laughed harder at that than the reenactors. I love it even though she doesn’t choose Patrick Dempsey.
- 27 Dresses. I like Katherine Heigl a lot and I thought this was a different take on the whole romantic comedy thing. The scene where she tries on all the bridesmaid dresses for James Marsden is a riot.
- Mamma Mia. Meryl Streep can sing, Pierce Brosnan cannot, but it’s all fun with Abba tunes.