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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, so it’s time to consider romantic cinema.
I’ve got two favourite romantic movies. One’s an old fave of mine that crosses a few genres: “The Princess Bride”. I’ve got a long history with this flick. I loved it when I first saw it, I read the book, and I’ve rewatched it many times. Though it’s got some exceptional comedy, some fantastic action and some really great dialogue, the connection between Westley and Buttercup is what keeps me coming back. I still can’t watch Cary Elwes or Robin Wright in anything else without seeing these characters. It’s really an amazing movie. I can’t praise it enough.
My other favourite romance movie is Pixar’s “Wall-E”. “Wall-E” is, like “Princess Bride”, a movie that spans multiple categories. It’s a dystopian sci-fi movie, it’s an adventure movie, it’s an animated movie, etc. Our protagonist is the titular, extremely earnest bot, a guy who’s made a life for himself in the remains of NYC. He’s got a fulfilling job. He’s got a nice home. He’s got hobbies. He seems to be doing alright for himself. But it doesn’t take long to realize that he’s painfully lonely. When an opportunity presents itself to make a love connection, Wall-E seizes it, and the journey that follows is everything you could ask for in a love story. This isn’t exactly an obscure movie, but in case you’ve been avoiding it because the robot looks too much like Johnny Five or because you think it’s going to be too cute, you really need to check it out.
Much love to my Favourite Reader on Valentine’s Day!
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