20060627

Sappy and silly

What is it about romantic comedies? When I was in mlate teens/early-twenties I dispised romatic comedies. I thought they were the worst waste of an hour and a half. But now, after 14 years of marriage (actually this started a while ago), I really like them. Last night I watched "Just like Heaven" with my beloved. When she told me she was going to put it in at 10:30 last night I honestly told myself that I would start to watch it with her and then let myself fall asleep - but no! Within 10 minutes I was all sucked into it and watched the entire movie - and then some of the behind the scenes stuff! It's not just this movie either... "Serendipity", "Overboard", "Fool's Rush In", "Mr. Baseball", "Cheaper by the Dozen", etc. None of these movies ever won any kind of award that I'm aware of and yet I find myself drawn in every time. I know that unrealistic things are going to happen. That the plot does not make sense (usually), but I always want to see the two leads fall hopelessly in love. That no matter what the world has done to try and keep them apart they are going to get together and live happily ever after. What's happened to me! I know what's happened to me. Stalone, Schwarzenegger, Ford - they've all gone and got older! Not me... no, no, no. Seriously though, there has always sort of been a part of me that really liked the sappy and silly movies. The ones with the happy ending. But it's probably not best to take my movie advice since I also like movies like "The Razor's Edge" and "Tron". Well, that is all I have for my ramblings today. Oh, and that I am thoroughly enjoying a Bible overview course. I missed all of Matthew while I was away and I need to catch up on Mark. More on that later... Verse for today: John 1:1-5, esv In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, [1] and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

3 comments:

Bob said...

Oh Samurai, tell me it ain't so. Chick Flicks?

Just kidding, you're just very diverse. And that can be a good thing...........

ALP said...

ROFL - Bob you stole my line. :-)

I prefer chick flicks but I am a chick. I love the happy endings.

samurai said...

Ssh - please don't tell anyone. :)

I still really like the typical guy movies... "Saving Private Ryan", "Blackhawk Down", "We were Soldiers", etc.

It's just that I like the 'other kind' too. Ssh...