They really are my favourite genre in film and I never get tired of them, but there are very few good ones. I am still doing Screen writing on Uni, my script is nearly finished, and is currently in rewrite state. Which means reading it a million times, and polishing it by changing words and dialogue. Remember, Love Actually – 34 rewrites.
A short list of Rom coms which I think are excellent (= can see indefinitely):
The Girl In The Cafe
4 Weddings and a funeral
You’ve got mail
I decided that my Valentines gift to myself this year was going to be a one day writing course completely focusing on Romantic Comedies. For this course, which is on Friday, we had homework. We had to watch 2 rom coms, I watched both of them in the weekend. (tough job!)
- Imagine You and Me (2005) dir./scr. Ol Parker ( I saw that one in the cinema, and loved it)
- The Wedding Date (2005) dir. Clare Kilner scr. Dana Fox
I have no idea why they picked those two. But I do know that I loved the first one, and thought the second one was pretty crappy. Watching the first I cried, watching the second one – I couldn’t care less about the main characters. Of course the first one has Anthony Head which does make things a lot better, and the cast of the second one was more American than the first. English accents do score high on my list. Both films play (partly) in London. I look forward to hear more about those 2 films and to learn quite a bit about this specific genre too.
So – what are your favourite rom-coms?
(Short trip update : waiting for visas (no stress yet),
and waiting for permission from my work – they suddenly seem to think that 2.5 week is too long. Don’t worry about it, as I don’t, if they won’t let me go, I quit my job. And you can quote me on that.) All is OK, kind of.