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Yes, it was a different era, but this detail can be difficult to ignore. to get past that one little (or gigantic) flaw: Cher plays a widowed bookkeeper in Brooklyn Heights confronting her parents’ infidelity (and fallibility) who—whoops!
But maybe you have some reservations about the horrifyingly racist overtones in some of that movie’s scenes, even though you can’t help loving Audrey Hepburn. The initial gathering of candidates was great fun; the subsequent reaping less so. Somewhere we have to draw the line between the actual rom-coms and the coming of age movies, or mysteries, or adventures. Otherwise, you could be making a big mistake, big, huge. Others argue that this line of thinking may confuse what’s depressing with what’s complicated.Robinson, you’re trying to seduce” but this movie is so much more than dialogue.(Note: Hoffman might have been playing 21 when he said this line, but the actor was 29; Anne Bancroft, the supposedly senior Mrs. Brooks continued to redefine what rom-coms could be with this sprawling, occasionally dramatic but never self-serious, workplace comedy.(Not to mention the sexual viability of Williams grads.) There may be no more iconic line than Dustin Hoffman’s “Mrs.Those things aren’t on our minds when we watch this movie (barring an early scene discussing methods of birth control); we think about stomping divots and Richard Gere conquering his fear of heights. Here’s how cute rom-coms were in the 1930s: The entire plot rests on a dog burying a bone of a brontosaurus.
Katharine Hepburn, whom the movie was written for, plays a whimsical, adorable socialite who has become besotted with an otherwise engaged (literally and figuratively) paleontologist, played by Cary Grant, and is trying to keep him around so he won’t go marry some pill.
It’s also priceless, with Hepburn peppering Grant in her sweet, Gatling gun style, and Grant, playing stiff, as if any man, never mind a mild-mannered paleontologist, could ever resist such wiles.. Because often a three-hour production: (1) is rarely funny, and (2) doesn’t really fit into a modern romantic comedy structure. to better understand your parents:“The History of Sadness” is a sketchbook drawn by Ewan Mc Gregor’s Oliver, a graphic designer who is dealing with the recent coming out of his septuagenarian father, Hal (Christopher Plummer—who won an Oscar for his performance).
Instead, we have movies that are actually fun to watch, like . Hal’s new openness about his own life inspires Oliver to reevaluate his own sadness and pursue a lovely French actress, Anna. It’s a panacea for the reasons we go to the movies.
Their first night together produces one of the great moments in the annals of rom-coms: When Cage tells Cher he loves her, she slaps him, saying “Snap out of it!
” The film portrays a New York that doesn’t really exist anymore—for one thing, Brooklyn Heights is full of bankers now. to make you even more neurotic about your love life:, this is one of those movies that any list of top rom-coms would be remiss without.
It’s a window to another time, when marriage meant something different in male-dominated second-generation immigrant families and the challenges Cher’s character places against the social order are both important and revelatory (she won an Oscar for her efforts). to put the fuckboys behind you: Hollywood does this silly, shitty thing when they want to make it clear that a woman is “funny”: They make her clumsy. She fell down in front of the boss she has a crush on while carrying many things! ” Thankfully, this film is actually funny, and so is Renée Zellweger, the titular Bridget Jones, who is 32 and a bit clumsy, and believes herself to be both a tad overweight and running short of romantic options. The story has a classic but important lesson to share: First impressions aren’t everything (and a fashion-related takeaway—never judge a man by his Christmas sweater).. Yes, Alvy Singer’s (Woody Allen) story about how he met, and then lost, and then maybe regained, the love of his life, Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), is a wonderfully funny underdog-meets-girl story.