Up until now you guys probably thought Saturday’s were just for the boys, and that LifeTakes was a boys only club. LadyTakes is here to prove you wrong. Because LifeTakes is an equal opportunity blog, we want to give you a different perspective on life: a woman’s outlook.
We’ll start off by releasing a Top Fifteen Romantic Comedy list. To give you enough time to binge watch, we won’t throw everything at you all at once. Here’s the first five best rom coms of all time:
15. 27 Dresses
Always the Bridesmaid, never the bride… 27 times to be exact! That saying has never been more true than this movie’s plot. Jane Nichols, known to love too much (weddings that is, not men) carries out her duties as a bridesmaid time and time again until she meets Kevin Doyle who’s pessimistic view on marriage drives Jane to her breaking point. I think most women can relate. If you’ve never seen this movie before, you’re missing out. And don’t be alarmed when you find yourself wanting to sing “B-B-B-Benny and the Jets” next time you’re at the bar (post social distancing).
14. The Wedding Singer
LOVE STINKS. That’s right. I said it. This 80’s nostalgia flick in which Adam Sandler plays Robbie Hart, a – you guessed it – wedding singer who gets dumped at the altar by his floozy fiance. Along the way he meets Julia, an engaged woman, whom he falls in love with. It’s your basic off-the-shelf formula where two people fall in love but are kept apart because a) they’re engaged to losers; b) saying the wrong things at the wrong time; and c) they’re told false info. It’s exhausting, seeing the characters work so hard at avoiding the obvious, but totally worth it. “SOMEBODY KILL ME PLEASE” I say as I try to muster the energy to watch these two end up together. On the plus side, the soundtrack to the movie is A1.
P.S. Men if you’re reading this, let your woman have the window seat. It may or may not be the fallout of your relationship.
13. He’s Just NOT That Into You
Take a hint ladies. If you’re finding yourself having trouble reading the opposite sex, fear not, this movie has all your answers. This movie is an intelligence-insulting story towards women, and I would like to be even harsher about that message, but unfortunately, the fundamental premise of this movie, the fact that sometimes “he’s just not that into you,” holds up. If someone isn’t calling, texting, or asking to see you (pre-quarantine days, that is,) they’re probably not worth your time or energy sweetie. The movie has an A-list cast including Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Bradly Cooper, Scarlett Johansson and more. Watch and learn boys and girls.
12. Say Anything
Ah, the classic 80’s movie about the high school beauty with straight A’s and the underachiever boy who wants to sweep her off her feet. Lloyd Dobler will do and say anything to win over Diane Court. This story takes place during the summer, post-grad as we watch Diane and Lloyd fall for one another despite their radically different lifestyles. This film features one of the most iconic, culturally recognizable scenes in rom com history, in which Lloyd holds a boombox above his head outside Diane’s bedroom window. Let me be the first to tell you, it lives up to the hype. You cannot go your whole life without seeing the scene first-hand.
11. Pretty in Pink
Molly Ringwald. That’s all I should have to say to get you intrigued. I mean she literally ran the rom com scene in the 80’s. If you can’t picture her face right now, you’re not a true rom com fan. This plot is a tale as old as time: Rich boy loves poor girl. Rich boy’s friends are snobs, poor girl doesn’t want anyone to know the shabby home she lives in, and somehow they do find true love after all. Honestly, “Pretty in Pink ” isn’t the greatest movie of all time, especially because Duckie deserves better, HOWEVER, it pays attention to the little things of adolescence and contains moments that make you think, yes, being 16 was exactly like that.
That’s all for now! See you back next week for movies 10-6.