-When Harry Met Sally
Romantic comedy films are movies with light-hearted, sweetly humorous tales, perhaps tinged with a wee bit of drama. They are stories in which true love is able to surmount almost any obstacle thrown at the two lead character's as they travail down the path to couple-hood and happily ever after. Will they *meet cute*? Please. Will there be chaos? Probably. Will there be well written, witty dialogue? I sure hope so. Will there be a happy ending? Most assuredly. I don't know about you but I like a happy ending. I like cute, I like sweet, I like sappy. I like love. I don't watch Doris Day/Rock Hudson films hoping to see a tragic ending.
Modern classics like Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, The Goodbye Girl, Notting Hill, Serendipity, Something's Gotta Give, Music and Lyrics, While You Were Sleeping, Tootsie, Pretty Woman, Moonstruck & The Holiday all follow this blissful, albeit, tricky road to love.
One bonus of a good romantic comedy is that they usually take place in fun & sophisticated cities like New York, San Fransisco, London or Chicago.
The movies become a mini travelogue if you will...great cities, so beautifully filmed. There are usually great sets, lovely homes and apartments filled with an eclectic mix of furniture, collections and art. A glossy, chock full of ideas, decorating book come to life. Oh and the music...the soundtracks are as beloved as the films themselves.