Because we love movies, we wanted to share some of our favorite movies on love.
Morgan – When Harry Met Sally (1989):
This is definitely one of my favorite love stories. First of all, Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal. I mean, come on. Crystal is just all around perfect, and Ryan is the epitome of 80s rom-com. This movie is the story of a decade long relationship between two people who think they can’t be friends, because according to Harry, “Men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.” Of course, people always want what they can’t have and eventually they end up becoming friends, and then falling in love. Not only is it a fun story with fantastic characters, it’s funny, clever and extremely quotable. “I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
A rom-com classic, for sure.
Kurtis – The Wedding Singer (1998):
For this round of holiday recommendations, I’m going with an all-around great movie from Adam Sandler’s golden era. If you’re looking for a great romantic movie for Valentine’s Day, I think you can’t beat The Wedding Singer. This movies stands out among the rest because it’s actually sweet/romantic and a really great comedy on its own.
Adam Sandler plays Robbie Hart, the wedding singer in this 80s nostalgic comedy. Robbie is left at the alter and loses his way, exchanging singing at weddings for bar mitzvahs and other family events. That is, until he meets Julia (Drew Barrymore) and starts falling for her. The problem is she’s engaged to a truly obnoxious jerk named Glenn, and Robbie realizes he needs to steal her away. You have to love Sandler and Barrymore’s chemistry that combine and make for a romantic comedy that doesn’t feel forced, and that really gets you rooting for the good guy to finish first.
Jordan – Fever Pitch (2005):
Okay, I changed my mind at the last minute. I was considering writing about Return to Me (which is so cute), so you should watch it. But I’ve decided on Fever Pitch. It has so many things that I like: (1) Jimmy Fallon, (2) the Red Sox, (3) see #1 . It’s a simple, sweet movie. Drew Barrymore is dating Jimmy Fallon, the lovable goofball. Until baseball season starts and she realizes that he is OBSESSED with the Boston Red Sox. Hilarity ensues and tension rises. Please watch this, not enough people appreciate it like I do.
– Jimmy Fallon met his wife Nancy Juvonen on this movie. She is Drew Barrymore’s producing partner.
– They had to re-write the ending to the movie because the Red Sox just kept winning. Their 2004 season is when they reversed the Curse. #gobosox
Bryson – Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011):
There are so many examples of great romance in the movies. I could start with The Princess Bride (one of my favorite movies of all-time) or go to the most cliché of all, The Notebook. For today I’m going with one of my new recent favorites: Crazy, Stupid, Love. The cast is fantastic: Steve Carell, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, and for all you ladies (and men), Ryan Gosling. They all seem to flow so well together, especially Gosling & Stone, but maybe even more so, Gosling and Carell. Director Will Gluck does a great job of satisfying the tastes of both men and women which sets the stage for a perfect Valentine’s Day movie. Not to mention, a HILARIOUS last 20 minutes to this movie.
Tell us what you’re favorite romantic movie is!