I love romantic comedies. It’s Sunday afternoon and I woke up with a pounding headache, so I snuggled up in my softest blanket and tried to nap with my kitten, Molly. Molly has been sleeping for the past hour and I got caught up in a romantic comedy that was on TV. Shall We Dance? is a rom-com with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez.
I’m a little teary eyed now.
[Spoiler Alert] The end of the movie is incredibly romantic. It ends with Richard Gere romancing his wife, played by Susan Sarandon. He dresses up in his dance clothes and brings a single red rose to her work and dances with her. I started crying. Sigh.
Which reminds me of another Richard Gere movie I love (all of them?!), Nights at Rodanthe. Yes, the Nicolas Sparks book turned film. I saw it in the theater with friends and sobbed my eyes out. I don’t think I’ve ever been the same, since that movie. I haven’t faced a ton of real tragedy in life, so movie tragedy has had to suffice, apparently.
My true favorite rom-com? You’ve Got Mail. Tom Hanks. Meg Ryan. Books. White twinkle lights. Sigh. It’s so romantic. I could watch it over and over. I’m that way with movies. I’m not a one-timer. I enjoy the 100th time watching a movie as much as the first.
So, do you like rom-com’s or do you despise them?