Thursday, 5 February 2015

Thursday Movie Picks #30: Romantic Comedies

This weeks topic is Romantic Comedies, unfortunately I have had to quickly pick these due to going away for the weekend so am unable to write my full comments but have provided the general outline from IMDb (I will update if I get a chance). Here are my top 3 picks -

 Silver Linings Playbook

"After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own."

The Princess Bride

"A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather)."

Love Actually

"Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England."


  1. YAY! Another mention for The Princess Bride. Love that movie.

  2. I love your choices! I can' t believe I didn't include Silver Linings Playbook on my list.

  3. I love Love Actually so much! Every segment, except maybe the Colin goes to America one, is so wonderfully done. I like that they range from the goofy-the brilliant Bill Nighy as Billy Mack, to poignant-the Emma Thompson & Laura Linney ones, and everywhere in between. It's so well directed too, you just look at the lame imitations that have tried to match it to see how strong it is.

    The Princess Bride is a lot of fun with a real sense of whimsy. I hope no one's ever foolish enough to try and remake it. Silver Linings Playbook didn't thrill me, it was okay but once was enough.