#2) A Knight's Tale - Not listed on Wikipedia as a romantic comedy, but what does the Internet's biggest free encyclopedia really know? I don't care, there's love in it and it's very nice love because Jocelyn is willing to run away with William even if it means being poor. And also it has the coolest soundtrack. You're humming David Bowie's Golden Years right now, aren't you? Do the disco, you know you want to.
#3) When In Rome - There are some things about this movie I can't stand. Like Dax Shepard, so for the sake of this blog, we'll pretend he doesn't exist. Poor drunk Beth picks up a handful of coins from the fount of love thingy in Italy and thinks she's enamored Nick by holding on to his coin. But it's true love. So sweet and I love that he's willing to give her one of the most embarrassing photos ever taken of him to show in the Gugenheim to prove that he'll do anything for her.
The Proposal - I'm a Ryan Reynolds fan. The man just has the ability to pull off sarcasm like no other. Not to mention muscles. Sandra Bullock I can take or leave. The real treasure in this movie is, of course, Betty White. She pulls it all together. I'll admit it, I rented this out of Redbox and didn't expect much. It surprised me. Margaret's desperate plot to force Andrew into marriage was a hilarious ride that took some real issues to hand--like the disagreements between Andrew and his father. It all comes out all right in the end. I think it would have been a great novel.
Pretty Woman - Ah! One of my very favorite movies. I remember it was all the rage when I was in elementary school, but my parents wouldn't let me watch it because of the S-E-X. There are parts of it that are really terrible, like the fact that Vivian is a hooker and she "quit doing drugs when I was 14." 'Kay, how old were you when you started? But the fact that Vivian breathes new life into stuffy old Edward, showing him that there is more to life than business, makes it worth watching. She never takes advantage of the fact that he has money. She's pretty naive about that, bless her heart.
Et tu, readers/writers? Who are your favorite couples to share a laugh with on screen?