Sunday, December 11, 2005

While You Were Sleeping

Watched While You Were Sleeping last night with the chidren. Man I'd forgotten what a perfect romance flick that was! Lonely girl, zany family, crazy mix-ups, hot but gentlemanly hero - who could ask for more?

I loved the way things continually went from bad to worse, how the stakes got ratcheted every scene, and I especially LOVED it when Jack refused to badmouth his brother and give her one good reason not to marry him! Oh man! What a swoon-worthy moment!

WYWS rates right up there with Fifty First Dates and Moonstruck in my top fav romcom flicks of current times.

What are yours?


Blogger Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

I also love the three movies you mentioned, Ann. I’m as addicted to romantic comedies as much as I am to chocolate--and that’s saying a lot! LOL

While some of these aren’t exactly current, my favorites also include: The Wedding Date (Debra Messing & Dermot Mulroney); Sleepless in Seattle (Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan); Pretty Woman (Richard Gere & Julia Roberts); Romancing the Stone (Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner); The American President (Michael Douglas & Annette Bening); Dave (Kevin Kline & Sigourney Weaver); and Working Girl (Melanie Griffith & Harrison Ford).

Older romantic comedies that rank high on my list include: Pillow Talk (Doris Day & Rock Hudson); Holiday (Cary Grant & Katherine Hepburn); and It Happened One Night (Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert).

December 11, 2005 8:35 PM  
Blogger Kris Starr said...

Haven't seen WYWS, I'm afraid. However, the reason I'm here is I got an email back from Mr. Hottie Instructor, and I never (well, okay, almost never) forget my promises.

So without further ado, straight from the horse's mouth:

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Happy now, dearest? *ggg*

December 11, 2005 10:12 PM  
Blogger Ann Wesley Hardin said...

Good ones, Daisy! Of the oldies, I recently saw My Favorite Wife for the first time and loved the way Cary and Irene continually one-upped each other. Reminded me of His Girl Friday, which is another fave. You can't beat the snappy, clever dialogue in those oldies. It's something I aspire to in my books.

Kris, thanks!! Now I'm going to hunt down all the good reviews and click like mad!

December 12, 2005 6:52 AM  
Blogger Karen Scott said...

Man, I just loved 50 First Dates!!! I cried, which is always a good indication of how good a mogvie is!

December 19, 2005 2:21 PM  
Blogger Ann Wesley Hardin said...

Karen, Fifty First Dates hasn't gotten the press it deserves. It was a completely original, touching and realistic romance comedy! I mean, she didn't get magically cured-by-love at the end. It was him, accepting her and loving her for who she was. And her father and brother absolutely killed me. They made it for me. I can't say enough good things about that movie. Perfect flawed primaries, perfect flawed secondaries, realistic, funny as hell, life-confirming and affirming while still being a grand pretense....romance at its best.

And I wish I could've been there to see you cry. LMAO! I cried too. And for a romance writer, I'm prety jaded. *gg* I just loved this movie.

December 19, 2005 2:33 PM  

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