Why I Don’t Have A Boyfriend (Pt. 3)

Check out Parts One and Two

Because, (unfortunately) I am not a character in one of these books/movies:

Jo and Laurie – Little Women

Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth – Pride and Prejudice

Harry and Sally – When Harry Met Sally

What is your favorite romantic movie scene?


42 thoughts on “Why I Don’t Have A Boyfriend (Pt. 3)

  1. Hmmm… tough call, there are so many. My answer may change if you ask me later, but after many soul-searching seconds… The runner up is any of the plot resolutions in Love Actually. The winner is the date at Forest Lawn by Steve Martin and Victoria Tennant in LA Story. The one where they become children, grass grows, the magic wind blows, and the scene is capped off with that great pastiche on the Hamlet grave digger scene with Rick Moranis as the grave digger. Sheer gold!

      • It’s one of my very favorite movies (possibly in my Top Three)! Steven Martin spent seven or eight years honing the script, and it is (to my eye) letter perfect. It may be necessary to have lived in L.A. to fully appreciate the nuances… the film may seem exaggerated, but it’s a lot less so than one might think. (It’s especially fun if you know your Shakespeare!) And it’s one of those films you need to see at least twice to pick up everything.

      • Steve Martin is an excellent movie maker. So many people only know him as a comedian, but he is so talented! I loved Shop Girl.

        I love those movies that require a second watching :)

      • Indeed, very understated, but that’s what made it fantastic.
        And really I mean, The Jerk is just a classic! ;)

      • Oh, and if you’ve ever seen him in The Spanish Prisoner… it’s a Mamet film, typical Mamet, very good, and Martin makes a really creepy villain! (Kind of like H.F. in What Lies Beneath!)

      • Ah! I haven’t! :) I’ll have to add that to my list too. (It’s a real list by the way, there’s no way I’d be able to keep track of them all without one!)

    • The opening scene is magic! My mom and I went to see Love Actually in theatres when it first came out, and we were both crying before the opening credits finished! I think it’s the fastest I’ve cried in any movie ever, except perhaps Up.

      • Up is definitely one of mine as well! That and Wall-E. I somehow haven’t seen The Incredibles yet!! Pixar is wonderful.

      • I think they’re definitely the best 3D animators out there. I have found their most recent work a tiny bit less engaging (with the exception of Up, which was awesome). I’m not sure if it’s really them (or me!) or if their earlier work is just a really, REALLY hard act to follow. It’s a pretty amazing catalog: The Toy Story movies, Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles (you really do want to see that!), Cars and Ratatouille.

        Maybe I’m just becoming jaded! :?

      • It’s true, their earlier works really work amazing. Toy Story will always be special to me! Actually, I love EVERY movie you listed except The Incredibles of course because I haven’t seen it, but I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say I’ll probably love it too :P

    • Haha, yes, I’m afraid my expectations may be a bit *too* high from growing up on such movies and books! ;)

      I agree with you about the book version of A Walk to Remember, anyways! So many great moments…Unfortunately I couldn’t get into the movie because I’d read the book just a few days before watching it and they changed too many things :/

  2. Oh, so many…the end of “Pretty Woman” when Richard Gere climbs up the fire escape…the end of My Fair Lady…Kevin Costner’s speech in Bull Durham…oh I could keep going…

    • Great choices! Now you’ve got me wanting to watch Pretty Woman!

      I also love the “On the Street Where You Live” scene from My Fair Lady. And of course…really anything with Kevin Costner is gold :)

      • Ah but when Rex Harrison sing/speaks I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face…and she hears him as he muses “I’ve grown accustomed to her voice/That..something in the air/Accustomed..to..her..face..”…tears, every single time.

      • So true. Ever since you mentioned it I’ve been dying to watch My Fair Lady – and somehow I don’t own it! My mission this week has been to track down a copy :P

  3. Gone With the Wind – when Rhett is asking Scarlet to marry him and convinces her by giving her, her first REAL kiss. He’d told her she was married to a boy then an old man, why not try someone age appropriate. Then he forces this intense kiss on her. She struggles to fight him off at first, then as slowly, her body slacks, she is overcome with that tingly feeling you get from a great kiss, gives in and kisses him back. After, she breathlessly says yes, I’ll marry you. Man that must have been one hell of a kiss!

    As he leaves, she says “aren’t you going to kiss me again” to which Rhett replies “I think you’ve had enough kissing for one day” and walks out, proud and I’m sure with a huge hard on!

    If you haven’t read the book. You MUST. It’s awesome and it gets… HOT at times.. Like when Scarlet has her first orgasm… When Rhett “rapes” her… Guess she likes it rough :)

  4. I love romantic comedies and on Sunday nights, my daughter and I would always watch You’ve Got Mail; Two Weeks Notice; Runaway Bride….hello! While You Were Sleeping. Bit my two more recent favorites were romantic, but sad…..Nights on Rodanthe and oh scrud, the movie with Gerard Butler who died and sent his wife monthly notes to help her move on….oh crap! If I was at my house I would just go pull it off the shelp and tell you…..help! Somebody please! Didn’t Cecile Ahern write the book? Oh gosh somebody has to know………..Her name was Holly!!!! My gosh this is stupid….I can’t remember….but I love it. It makes my heart ache, but I love it.

    • I love every single one of your choices!! Although I haven’t seen Nights in Rodanthe, I’ve read the book, and oh, I just adore pretty much anything Nicholas Sparks does…as long as they don’t make too many changes in the translation! :)
      As far as the last one, I think you’re thinking of P.S. I Love You? Which I have stayed away from up until now because it looks like I will just sob all the way through it! Some day I will be brave and watch it though, because it looks fantastic.

      • Yes! PS I Love You. Yes! You will bawl throughout. Yes! You will bawl on Nights in Rodanthe as well, but it was so worth it. I just love Richard Gere. One other that I thought of after posting, which probably doesn’t constitute as a romantic comedy, but I put it there anyway is Up Close & Personal with Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Just warning. If you are like me and don’t like to watch romantic movies that make you cry (Message in a Bottle) do not watch this one. At all! I sat in theatre after everyone left, trying to compose myself. I had to leave for the next showing, but sat in my car a bit longer so I could drive home. Oui! Beautiful, wonderful story. Full kleenex box needed movie.

      • Okay, I’m definitely adding this one to my list, with the caveat that I have to be in the right mood for it! And alone, so no one can see my terrible sobbing face!! Really, I mean, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert Redford? It sounds fantastic.

    • I haven’t seen either of those! P.S. I Love You has been on my list for a while, I’m just too chicken to watch it yet because I know I’ll cry the whole way through :P But somehow I’ve never even heard of If Only? Definitely adding that one too, it looks really good! Thank you for the suggestion and comment! :)

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