Friday, July 4, 2014

Romantic Comedies Rediscovered

Sometimes we just need to be able to take a break, get away from the daily routine of work and stress. It is at those moments when I start plunging into the depths of the romantic comedy movie reviews, searching for just that right combination of love and laughter to help me sit back, relax, and lose myself for a few hours in a romantic tale that is sure to have a happy ending. 

There are dozens of romantic comedies to choose from, but today we are going to take a close look at only two reviews written by a couple of fantastic writers.  

Both of these movies were released over a decade ago, but it truly is a lot of fun rediscovering them.  It has been so long since they were originally released that it is almost like seeing them again for the first time!


Overboard


 OverboardSusan-Zutautas wrote an excellent review of Overboard.  In all honesty, I had totally forgotten this movie until I read Susan's review.

The movie was released in 1987, back in the days of waiting for years for movies to be offered on VHS tapes and before there was a video rental store on every corner.  Of course, even that has changed now and we can easily have a rental movie streamed right into our homes without ever moving from the couch.  Certainly makes watching a great movie at home a whole lot easier. 

Overboard was, and is, a very entertaining romantic comedy.  Once you have read the review, I have no doubt, you too will be "streaming" a bit of laughter into your home.



The Wedding Singer


 The Wedding Singer (Totally Awesome Edition)Our very own "Party Planning Contributor" takes us all back to the past by reviewing The Wedding Singer.  Oh, yes!  I do remember when this movie was released.   

I have to admit, I think I probably laugh more at the 80's references than anything else in this movie, but I do think it would be entertaining for any generation.  It is always a good thing when we can look back at our youthful selves and laugh a little.

I watched the clip that Decorating for Events shared in her review and I truly laughed at that short clip.  I think only Adam Sandler could sing  "all I want to do is grow old with you" and make me laugh.  It also gave me a renewed appreciation for Billy Idol.


I truly do love movies that make me laugh, especially if they have a romantic storyline.


8 comments:

  1. Ah, what a perfect day to take the day off and lazily enjoy a fun romantic comedy. Happy to have these excellent reviews of movies I have yet to see.

    Hope your 4th of July is a fun day for you, too, Mouse.

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    1. It is the perfect day to take off Elf! I always love a romantic comedy. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July too and thank you!

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  2. Love is often funny without even trying to be humorous. Perhaps that is why we enjoy romantic comedies so. Kind of nice to laugh at something other than our own foibles for a change. I was just looking for a movie to rent for tonight. These are great options. Thanks! Happy 4th! Isn't it wonderful that we have the freedom in this country to watch anything we want to watch (and anytime we want to watch it)?

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  3. What an excellent thought and comment! It is wonderful to have that freedom and so many others that we just take for granted. Happy 4th to you too my friend!

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  4. I don't think I've ever seen Overboard. Thanks for the recommend.

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    1. It had been many years since I had seen it myself Mary Beth. It really was like seeing it again for the first time. I was quite glad to rediscover it.

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  5. Thank you for the feature Miss Mouse! I do LOVE both of these movies!! They are so fun to watch over and over again. Guess that's why I like romantic comedies!

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    1. You are very welcome. I thank you for the awesome review and reminder of a fun movie. I think either of these movies could be watched by the whole family together. I especially like movies that I don't feel I need to edit or fast forward thought scenes when I am watching them with my parents :)

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