I have been looking over my Net Flix line up and my playlist and noticed that I have been coming up with a common theme. I love romance. I love every sappy sweet little moment of it. I love the ooey gooey moments that really only happen in movies. There is a song for every single feeling of romance that you could possible conjure. Then, my favorite, when I can curl up with a good novel and just soak in every last word while the pictures play in my head.
To start, “Anne of Green Gables,” is the movie that got me through college. As someone pointed out, this movie was most likely the springboard of my obsession with bridges. The end of that eight hour saga of Anne and Gilbert, when they finally kiss on that misty bridge, I stand up and cheer. Then, rewind and cheer again.
How genius was Jane Austin? Every word that that brilliant woman ever penned is comfort food to my heart. My favorite of all will be “Pride and Predjudice.” The book, the movie, the whole shebang! The ending of the recent version still sends a shiver through me.
The Notebook is a recent favorite. A love that starts in adolescence and transcends through to adulthood regardless of perils and obstacles is just what the heart needs. It shows that love can be true and forever. Oh, and just so you know, I really want that house someday!!!
When Harry Met Sally. Don’t you just love the fact that it takes nearly a decade for this pair of complete opposites to realize that they are absolutely perfect for each other.
The Cutting Edge is a classic. When you finally let your guard down and open up your heart a little tiny bit, it is amazing how quickly you will find yourself in a much different place than where you had started. Knowing how to ice skate and being in the Olympics doesn’t hurt either.
Love Actually (the edited version) is the only movie that gets me into that warm and fuzzy holiday spirit. I had to watch this movie several times before I liked it. However, I LOVE it. It is true that love actually is everywhere and that it is different for every person. For some, huge barries must be crossed. Others deal with broken hearts. Fantasies are attainable and sometimes sometimes that perfect soulmate of yours is just barely out of reach.
An Affair To Remember. The love between Debra Kerr and Cary Grant is unmatchable. The classic line to met at the top of the Empire States Building at a prespecified date has been the gateway for so many other romatic ventures in movies and real life. I love that he has been seeking after her for so long and she wanted to be perfect for him.
Ever After, for me, keeps the fairy tale in my heart. I love stepping out of my reality for just a minute and pretend to live in that wonderful fantasy of being Cinderella. I love to watch that one with Kyra and we decide what we would do if we were “in her shoes.”
Now, I know that I am going to get comments on not mentioning the movie Twilight. That is because I am still avoiding reading it. I have heard that the first book is the best and it just goes downhill from there. I have a hard time starting a series on a downward spiral.
After reading this, I am thinking that I really should get a life. On second thought however, maybe I will just get a movie and vicariously live through someone else….just for a little while!