In a recent episode of the podcast, we shared our fav romantic comedies. I hadn’t prepared anything as the ep is meant to interview Becca and Rachael about RomComPods, but then they asked me MY FAVS and I froze up a little. Romantic comedies aren’t my usual genre (for both movies and books, you know this – I generally prefer thrillers and mysteries) but I have definitely been watching them more and more lately… sometimes you just want something happy to watch, where the plot winds up tied into a neat little bow and everyone runs off into the sunset together!
My 3 Favorite Romantic Comedies
Something’s Gotta Give
This is my comfort movie. It may be in my top 5 favorite movies altogether… I’m not sure! When life feels stressful and hard, I always put this on. There’s Diane Keaton’s wardrobe (the turtlenecks!) and her stunning Hamptons home (that kitchen is peak Nancy Meyers!)… there’s her romance with young Keanu… and of COURSE, there’s Jack Nicholson who I will always have a major crush on (even if he’s over 80 now!!!). I also have such a thing for an “old person” romance. (It’s Complicated, below, is another notable favorite.) Becca teases me about my love for old people romances and right now I think maybe it’s because I’m going to be very very old by the time it’s okay to date again. 😉
How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days
This is another old fav. I just love Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey together. I’m still forever looking for a satin yellow dress like the one she wore to the diamond party. And the fact that she worked for a magazine, you know I love anything about someone working in magazines.
Home Again is highly underrated. And it’s a bit newer, proving Nancy Meyers most definitely still has it! Reese Witherspoon has moved home to Los Angeles (Candice Bergen is a delight as her mother) and bonds with three younger twenty something men (there’s a romance in there, of course). This movie just warms my heart. I love it so much.
Honorable mentions + other favorites: It’s Complicated, Hitch, Sleepless in Seattle, ANY of the Bridget Jones movies, and The Holiday! And for a more recent fun one (on Netflix), I loved Always Be My Maybe with Ali Wong.
But please: the purpose of this post is to hear from you! Tell me your favorites in the comments. I need some good recs for the weekend. Bonus points for underrated favs!