In honor of Valentines Day, I thought I would share some of my favorite romantic movies with you. Some of you may or may not know that I am a sucker for romantic comedies, romantic dramas, & love songs!! I have spoken many times on the topic of love, I mean, it is my favorite topic to write about, so why not spread the love & share some of my favorite romances with you?
Without further ado, I give you
My cousin Caitlyn introduced this movie to me and I instantly fell in love with it. Of course, I am an Amy Adams fan, and it’s hard not to find Matthew Goode charming.
Anna (Amy Adams) plans to follow on old Irish tradition and propose to her boyfriend (Adam Scott) on February 29th. So she flies to Dublin to find him and propose, but of course along the way, she meets Declan (Goode) and things do not turn out as planned.
The movie is quite comical, but I connected with Anna because she reminds me (somewhat) of myself.
There’s a scene where she destroys an entire room in the Inn she’s staying, just trying to plug in her cell phone charger. I’ve never destroyed an entire room (yet,) but it did remind me of a time I made a mess at a dinner table.
It was my first time meeting my high school boyfriend’s parents. I was invited over to their house for dinner, and I don’t remember the main course, but I do remember that salad was served because I kept trying and failing to stab a crouton with my fork, and instead of just scooping the crouton onto my fork like a normal person, I stabbed it with so much force that I tipped over the bowl, the crouton, along with lettuce and various other vegetables went flying out of the bowl and all over my boyfriend’s father. I sat, shell shocked, slack jawed, and eyes wide, unable to move. I heard my boyfriend chuckle and eventually the entire table broke out into a fit of laughter, and after the initial embarrassment passed, I joined in because I’ve always been able to laugh at myself.
There’s another scene where Anna & Declan are cooking, and Anna is gathering carrots in the garden, searching for medium sized carrots because that’s what the recipe calls for. I can’t help the smile that crosses my face as I write this because this scene reminds me so much of Neil and I. Declan walks over to Anna and asks her what she’s doing, and she explains that the recipe calls for medium sized carrots, and all the ones she picked were too large, so she had to find the perfect size. Declan picks up an oversized carrot, snaps it in half, and places it in her basket, never turning his gaze away from Anna. All the while, she’s left expressionless, feeling quite stupid, and I can’t help but laugh because that is SO something I would do, and in fact have; done, and my loving husband just shows me how simple it can be when I tend to over complicate things! I’m a pretty intelligent woman, but sometimes I amaze myself at how completely clueless I can be. It’s a good thing I have a sense of humor about it!
And lastly, I don’t want to spoil the movie if you haven’t seen it, but it’s a romantic comedy, so I’m sure you can put two and two together just by simply looking at the movie poster. There is a romantic moment between Anna and Declan, and Anna completely ruins it by vomiting, and yep, I have a similar story.
I was in college, and I was head over heels for a guy I had been friends with in high school. He and I worked together while attending college and I started seeing him in a different light and vice versa. Now, before I delve into the story I should inform you that this was one of those rare, Hollywood, romantic moments when everything lines up perfectly. It was the fourth of July and we were sitting on a dock, our bare feet dangling in the lake. Fireworks were bursting in the sky, we had lit sparklers, and Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” was playing. We started talking about hopes and dreams, and I don’t remember exactly what I said to him, but it was some sort of praise, and the next thing I knew he was lifting my chin and leaning in to kiss me. I kid you not, as soon as I closed my eyes I was caught off guard by a fit of sneezes. Fortunately, I managed to turn my head so that I didn’t sneeze directly in his face, but I still did sneeze on him. I managed to choke out a quick “sorry” before the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth sneezes. No, I am not kidding. I seriously think he thought I was having a seizure because he repeatedly asked “what’s happening?” My face turned beat red and I kept trying to hide my face behind my hair. He tried to make light of the subject by cracking a joke, but the moment was ruined. I laugh about it now, but at the time I was utterly and completely mortified!!
I think that’s the reason I like this movie so much, because I had my own personal experiences that I connected to it. That and the gorgeous views of Ireland that left my wanderlust heart pumping!
It really is a feel good, romantic, comedy. If you haven’t watched it. I recommend this one.
Love & life lessons,