The greatest feel-good movies
We get in a lot of discussions here in our home. M refuses to buy any DVDs that have some pink or "Liebe" in the title - which is a big problem because some totally non-romantic, but incredibly funny films are ruined by stupid translations (the original titles almost never include "Love") and terrible product design (even I don't buy a film just because it is in a pink DVD case).
I, on the other hand, cannot watch any films that are totally violent, which must be a biological clock thing because I used to watch them a lot when I was younger. So the overlap here is very small. That's why we occasionally
The best films, however, are films that I have never watched with my husband. I know that he will just not love them the way I do. But I'm sure you will - because you're girls! (Okay, the occasional male reader will maybe not agree, but dude, if you look at my pink crochet blankets, than you can look at my cheesy feel-good movies!)
- Some like it hot. Hands down, one of the best film out there. It's got everything: a love story, men in drag, quirky old guys, the mob, a tiny bit of violence, a very hot Marilyn, and some universal truths. What's not to love about that?
- Houseboat. Again, I love this film to pieces. After my finals at university, I sat down at home and watched this film, with lots of chocolate, to restore my sanity. Cary Grant is so cool, and Sophia Loren has fire! When I googled it just now, I read that Grant's then-wife wrote the first script and was supposed to play the female lead, but until the film was made, he had the hots for Sophia, but she already had another guy on the hook. Now this is a love triangle that deserves its own film - I'm just not sure if that's really a feel-good movie. (I have to admit though I'm not much of a fan of the singing in the film.)
- Pretty Woman. I don't think I have to say anything about it at all. Even though it is a bit cheesy at the end, I think it is very funny and romantic. And she's a redhead, so I'm biased. FYI, did you know that they chose Julia Roberts because of her laughter? And did you know that it wasn't supposed to be a romantic comedy at all, but they wanted to have a Vivian character who was addicted to drugs, so of course there wouldn't be a happy ending (you can still see a little bit of that in the one scene where she goes to the bathroom to floss and he walks in on her)?
What's your favorite feel-good movie? What's the worst film you've ever seen? (Crank. Two hours of my life I'll never get back.Oh no, the worst one is Crank 2 because he f***ing died at the end of pt 1 and now he's back?!?!?)
For us, this evening's DVD event is The Wire - we just started the first series this week. Have a fantastic day!
PS Have you read last week's Random Thursday post on what I'd do with $1 million?