All that writing about couples has got me in the romcom mood so in a similar vein, here are some movies to watch for the week that’s in it:
What makes this movie so good was covered brilliantly by Eadaoin Regan, Arts & Literature Editor, in the last issue of University Express, so I won’t go too much into it here. Safe to say it is one of the sweetest, most heart-warmingly simple movies you will ever watch. It revolves around the concept of time travel but dispenses with any saving-the-world nonsense and keeps it simple and wonderful. Donal Gleeson and Rachel McAdams star, with a brilliant supporting cast including Bill Nighy. One of the best romantic films ever.
Hugh Grant at his bumbling and lovable best, and Julia Roberts as the film star who falls for him. This movie is sweet, lovable, and quintessentially English in its setting and dialogue.
As Good As It Gets:
Jack Nicholson is at his laconic best in another heart-warming romcom about Melvin, a misanthropic writer with severe OCD who falls in love with a waitress at the café he frequents. Both Nicholson and co-star Helen Hunt won Oscars for their roles and they are complimented brilliantly by Greg Kinnear’s gay neighbour. A wonderful story of a man rediscovering himself with the help of friendship and love, it has many laugh out loud moments thanks to some brilliant dialogue and Jack Nicholson’s iconic facial expressions.
Not really a romcom, but still hilarious in parts, mostly due to Whoopi Goldberg’s quirky fortune teller. Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore star in this timeless story of a man who is killed but comes back to watch over his fiancé. Still just as good today as when it came out, Ghost has the romance stuff and the fun action/drama stuff in equally pleasing measure. Also features the much-referenced clay-moulding scene.