Movie Gifts -- Romantic Comedies
DVD Gifts -- Who Doesn't Love a Good Romantic Comedy?
Movie gifts never go out of style. What's better than giving a movie you love to someone you love? Well, that would be watching it with them. That's what!
Romantic comedies, also known as Rom Coms, always center around a couple who is kept apart till the end of the movie. That's the appeal. If the couple fell into each others arms in the first half hour, well, would we want to watch that?
These romantic comedy movies are recommended by me (and several million others who have watched them and loved them).
L is for Love. Graphic Source: Grandma's Graphics
~*~Movies About Food~*~
Some of the best romantic comedies
center around food.
A Serious(ly) Funny Movie
"Waitress" is a different kind of romantic comedy that is pure fun and full of quirkiness. The story line is serious (there's an abusive husband) and stars Jenna (Keri Russell) as an unwilling pregnant waitress, stuck in a crappy marriage, who falls for her doctor (Nathan Fillion). Oh, and she makes great pies.
Buy this movie for: That quirky person in your life who likes a dash of silly along with a great story line
The food: Pies, so many pies, but especially the Bad Baby Pie and Earl Murders Me Because I'm Having an Affair Pie, "You smash blackberries and raspberries into a chocolate crust."
Waitress Pie Information - Pie Recipes, List of Pies Jenna Made, and Adrienne Shelly
- Recipes for Pies from the Movie Waitress
Pie Recipes from the Movie Waitress (Has anyone tried these yet?):Well, I finally got a chance to see the movie Waitress. I did enjoy the movie, it was different and the ending was not as expected, which I like when that happens. BUT, for those who s
- Welcome - The Adrienne Shelly Foundation
Adrienne Shelly wrote, directed, and starred in Waitress. The Adrienne Shelly Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated in loving memory to the uniquely gifted actor and filmmaker Adrienne Shelly, whose highly accomplished life was tragically
Stranger Than Fiction
Will Ferrell Gets Serious But He's Still Very Funny
"Stranger Than Fiction" is an off-beat gem starring Will Ferrelll, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, and Queen Latifah. The food element: Ana (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a baker who gets audited by Harold Crick (Will Ferrell). And at one point he even gives her flours (see the YouTube video below).
Buy this movie for: The Will Ferrell fan or someone who thinks they don't like Will Ferrell
The food: Cookies and milk, and other food
They're Flours. I Brought You Flours.
A Romantic Comedy starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhard
"No Reservations" stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhardt and Abigail Breslin. Kate (CZJ) and Nick (Aaron Eckhardt) are thrown together in a work environment that is steamy for lots of reasons.
Buy this movie for: The more sophisticated movie watcher
The food: Memorable are the whole fish served to the little girl and the rare steak in the restaurant.
Because I Said So
Mandy Moore Has to Choose Between Two Cute Guys. Poor Girl.
In "Because I Said So" Daphne (Diane Keaton) and Milly (Mandy Moore) star as mother and daughter, both who bake and cook for a living. And the mother is pushing her little girl to date, wed, get on with it.
Buy this movie for: Your girlfriend who loves a good escape romantic comedy
The food: Cakes, lots of cakes
New in Town
Starring Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr.
"New in Town" is a romantic comedy that uses the typical I-can't-stand-you attitude from the view of both the guy and the girl. Of course they come around and there's tapioca throughout.
Buy this movie for: Watching with girlfriends and for when you need to practice your Minnesota accent
The food: Tapioca
Set in England Are Always Fun
The Holiday -- Romantic Comedy
Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black Star
"The Holiday" is a fun romantic comedy with a unique premise. Two women, Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz, exchange houses, one in LA and one in England, to get away after nasty breakups. Romance ensues (with Jude Law and Jack Black, no less).
Buy this movie for: Anyone who likes a good storyline, Hollywood movie buffs, and Anglophiles
Four Weddings and a Funeral
A Classic Rom Com
The premise of Four Weddings and a Funeral is unique and fun to watch. Especially memorable is Hugh Grant's character being pursued by Duck Face throughout the movie.
Buy this movie for: Your friends who are confirmed bachelors (of either sex)
My Favorite Romantic Comedy of All!
"Love Actually" is probably my favorite movie--period. The ensemble cast includes Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Kiera Knightly, Bill Nighy, and so many more. It's just fabulous.
Buy this romantic comedy for: Anyone you love
Another British Romantic Comedy
"Notting Hill" stars Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, along with some "normal" looking British actors, which is such a refreshing change from everyone having to look like, well, a movie star! This is a fun movie that lets Hugh Grant show what he can do without being silly or mean.
Buy this movie for: The Julia Roberts and/or Hugh Grant fan
More Recent Movies
Romantic Comedies to Watch
Romantic Comedy -- Crazy, Stupid Love
With Steve Carrell and Julianne Moore, "Crazy, Stupid Love" is a clear winner. I recently saw this movie and yes, as the title says, love is crazy and stupid at times, especially when you throw Steve Carrell into the dating world after years of marriage.
Buy this movie for: Steve Carrell fans and lovers of smart comedies
Another new romantic comedy
"Something Borrowed" is a new romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, and Colin Egglesfield. One girl is in love with another girl's fiance. I just watched Something Borrowed and have to say that this was a refreshing movie. Not all sunshine and roses. Very well done.
Buy this movie for: Single girlfriends
No Strings Attached
I recently watched this movie and just loved it! It was much more true to life, I think than so many of the sappy romantic comedies I've seen. The language is a bit R rated (well, a lot, but I liked that) and the characters seemed like genuine people (I mean seeing Ashton Kutcher's character wearing his college sweatshirt to a funeral... that could happen!).
Okay, I thought "Bridesmaids" was going to be STUPID, and it was, and hilarious!
This is a clever romantic comedy that features some crack-me-up actresses and a few funny dudes centered around female friendship, back stabbing, and car trouble.
The Giant Mechanical Man - Starring Jenna Fisher and Chris Messina
"The Giant Mechanical Man" is a slow-moving, lovely story of how hard it is for some people to maneuver the dating world or life in general.
This is a fabulous movie. Watch it.
of these movies? Or let us know which is your favorite in the comments below.
What's Your Favorite Romantic Comedy
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