Soon it will be February, and with that comes Valentines Day. Now even though I’m single I still love a good rom com. In fact, that’s probably when I enjoy them most. I love curling up and settling in for a good movie of laughs and silly romance, something too ridiculous to be real but a fun couple of hours nonetheless.
So before I get into the swing of things in early February, check out my top five go-to romantic comedies below.
What’s Your Number is great for a few reasons. First, I love Chris Evans. More importantly? It’s hilarious. Anna Faris is a great lead and all her old lovers are played by some of the best. Andy Samberg, Chris Pratt, Anthony Mackie, and Zachary Quinto? There’s just so many absurd moments and wonderful guest stars that this is always one of my favourite romantic comedies to watch. Another thing I love about this one is that Faris has a lot going on in her life, and it’s a lesson on trusting yourself and your own instincts over what other people think. She loves her little sculptures but dismisses them for who she thinks is the perfect guy, before realizing that’s not her. She is flawed and makes mistakes (with family, friends, and men) but works hard to right her wrongs and do what SHE wants.
I almost forgot about this one when initially planning my list, but Crazy Stupid Love is one of my all-time favourites. We all know Emma Stone and Steve Carell are funny, but what about Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore? Yep, turns out they’re pretty great too. I enjoy movies with lots of characters, that somehow all fit together. And when all the relationships don’t work out? Even better – it sort of feels a bit more real that way. Gosling and Stone have fantastic chemistry, Carell and Moore are great together, everyone has lives outside of their relationships, and the climax when everyone comes together is one of the best.scenes.ever.
So it’s really just a full on romance movie with some comedy thrown in, but The Wedding Date will always be one of my favourites. Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney have insanely good chemistry in this movie. Like, it-makes-me-ache good. Plus, it has a really fun supporting storyline with fun actors.
The Sweetest Thing was a movie my friends and I watched all the time when I was younger. Christina Applegate and Cameron Diaz are a great pairing in this one, as they journey along on a silly road trip until they find the guy Diaz connected with one night. Sure, it’s a ridiculous premise (and going off in search of some guy you barely know is a little crazy), but we always loved the relationship of the women – which is the real point of this story.
You can’t have a romantic comedies list without including a Hugh Grant movie, so my pick is About A Boy. It’s one of his best, in part because it isn’t just about his relationship with a woman. He befriends a young kid and learns how to be responsible, while irresponsibly wooing Rachel Weisz.
So what are your go-to romantic comedies? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter @reviewsbylauren!