Sunday, January 20, 2008

on romantic comedies

27 Dresses
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Never Been Kissed

I'm sure there are more movies where some journalist ends up falling in love with the person they have to deceive to get their story. There are variations on this pervasive formula, but I find it odd that this formula even exists.

I have to say, though, that despite nearly gagging on cliches, 27 Dresses, which was written by The Devil Wear Prada's Aline Brosh McKenna, was extremely pleasant to watch. And James Marsden continues to be the most adorable man on the planet (I've tried to think of a guy who is more adorable, but I can't think of anyone over the age of 7). Katherine Heigl, I think, has also officially taken over the romantic comedy queen role. Anne Hathaway had her shot, and Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts are officially too old (sorry, Meg, you've been too old for a long time). So, basically, it's Kate Hudson, Drew Barrymore, and Katie Heigl, and if you want someone who doesn't have to appear to be smart, Cameron Diaz. How long do we think Jennifer Garner's got?
Everyone's having babies, though, and half the most famous people in Hollywood barely do anything anymore, except go to jail and pop out tots. It's weird, huh?
I know everyone loves her, but I am so tired of Judy Greer. I imagine Judy Greer is tired of playing the best friend, as well. She certainly looks tired.
Definitely, Maybe looks like garbage.

1 comment:

cms319 said...

let's not forget Frank Capra's "Mr. Deeds" as perhaps the first about a journalist-who-falls-in-love-with-her-top-story

In summing up, I wish I had some kind of affirmative message to leave you with. I don't. Would you take two negative messages?
-- Woody Allen