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E.C. Henry

Billy, loved the John Cusak line, "I have her my heart, and she gave me a pen."

When my heart waxes romantic and I think about recent movies the one that always gets me is "13 Going on 30." On the surface this movie looks like it never should have been a hit: teenager ghost of Christmass in the future flashing forward in her life to see where her life is heading has stinker written all over it to me, but...

This movie had one heck of a romanitic arc it. The steadfast guy who secretly longs for the same girl for years, and the girl who has it all coming to realization that he they key pience in her life.

Not a lot of great lines in "13 Going on 30" but a slew of memorable perfomance. Delicious perfomance by Judy Greer. Think Mark Ruffallo's perfomance was one for the ages.

That look Mark Rafallo gives while wait for the elevator to come pick him up is a clasic. Actually, Marks performance throughout the movie: loaded with subtext that the Jennifer Garder charcter doesn't see, but the auidences superious position does.

IF you have a heart for that kind of thing. Mark Rufallo's performance will strum it for oh... about an hour.

Then at the end of the movie, Jenna's tearful confession, and Mark's admitance, "Jenna... I have always loved you."

Interweaving character arc's played to perfection. Cinematic magic. Great Valentines Day fodder.

E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

chris Soth

Comprehensive. Was GOING to add the one from What's Up Doc?, my favest of fave romcoms then you beat me to it.

Not a rom-COM, but way more ROM than most:

"Here's looking at you, kid."

Happy Val to all.

Daniel W.

That's an impressive list, to be sure, but can I suggest adding "shut up and deal" to the happy endings?


Great list. I had to wait to read it until today--yesterday was romance overload.


Chris: is DOC a major cult movie (as it should be), do you think, or are we largely alone in this?

Daniel: Totally -- GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike)-- I considered that quote, but because I was already using Wilder in that endings category (and felt I'd overused Allen), and because it requires a little context to be readily appreciated, I reneged -- so thanks for adding it in!

Jamy, yes I can understand that after your Chad imbroglio...

Daniel W.

Billy -- I can't argue with "nobody's perfect" as a last line in general, but do you really think of Some Like It Hot as a romantic comedy? I wouldn't say so, but if it is, I would say that Joe and Jerry are the couple at the center of it, not Osgood and "Daphne", the two people in the "nobody's perfect" quote.


One hell of a romantic line from the lastest romantic comedy that I love:

Because that's what people do. They leap, and hope to God they can fly, because otherwise. you just drop like a rock, wondering the whole way down, why in the *hell* did I jump? But here I am, Sarah, falling, and the only one that makes me feel like I can fly... is you.
Will Smith in "Hitch", Kevin Bisch


Daniel, technically HOT is a hybrid (crime comedy/gender-bender rom-com) with Joe & Sugar as one couple, Jerry & Osgood as the other. Unless of course you subscribe to the "buddy movie as sublimated gay romance" idea, in which case, you're welcome to view Joe and Jerry as the couple.

WriterG, thank you for that, it's a neat, updating addition.



Happy to contribute! Glad ya liked it!


All fantastic choices! I lurve Truly Madly Deeply!


Can't remember where it comes from... "I never fell in love. I stepped in it once or twice."


Peter: Sounds to me like Sturges.


I've tried online dating. Unless you have good looks, it's pointless.

Joanna Farnsworth

How about this one - for a best pick-up line - that worked!

"Sh*t, b**ger, f**k. I'm so sorry. I live just over there. I could have you cleaned up and back on the street in no time."

Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts in Notting Hill.

Rob in L.A.

Joanna, I think that William's (Hugh Grant) string of expletives and possible prostitution reference would not have worked on Anna (Julia Roberts) if he hadn't charmed her in his bookstore first. So, I suppose that, like "The Godfather," "Notting Hill's" cute-meet is a two-parter.

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