Cher and Nicholas Cage in Moonstruck
Moonstruck is regarded as one of the great romantic comedies. What is your favorite romantic comedy and why?
I’m not a huge RomCom fan, but you can’t argue that When Harry Met Sally isn’t one of the best. I also really like a couple of Cameron Crowe – Singles and Say Anything.
Right now, it’s a toss-up between “Sabrina” with Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden and “An Affair To Remember” with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.
Bringing up Baby with Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant – it is fun to watch and enjoy watching Katherine Hepburn seduce Cary Grant – classy movie!
The Last Time I Saw Paris– because it was the first movie to break my heart
My favorite romantic comedy is Moonstruck. My bride and I saw this movie in the theater in 1987 and I love opera. This movie weds both of my loves, reminds me of my own family, and always causes me to shed a tear – and Vincent Gardenia and Olympia Dukakis are great.
One of my favorite genres, there are so many films I love, it’s almost hard to choose: You’ve Got Mail, Bridget Jones’ Diary, When Harry Met Sally, the Hepburn/Grant pairings and some of the Hepburn/Tracy movies – one of my favorite rom-coms is Rozanne with Steve Martin, another is Desk Set. However, my favorite (which is also a screwball) has to be My Man Godfrey. I love the milieu – the poor of the depression juxtaposed against the rich, I’m a fan of William Powell’s dry delivery and the ridiculous behavior of the characters. It’s a gem that I just can’t ever miss when PBS airs it.
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY….Because it made me laugh the way some men would do anything to get the one they love.
Moonstruck! Makes me long for the days when people actually dressed sharp to go to the MET & treated it as respectfully as the artists treat their performance. Now it’s movie theatre casual or Sex in The City stilettos with skinny jeans; but oh to wear a gown and your lover a tux and be a part of the grandeur…but Cher said it best…slap, slap…”Snap out of it!”
Love Moonstruck. Everyone did a great job. Other romantic comedies that I love are ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, ‘Hello Dolly’, ‘Impromptu’, ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Funny Face’, ‘French Kiss’ and ‘Moonstruck’.
Oh, forgot to say WHY? Well, MBFGW is just plain hilariously real, as is Moomstruck. FF, MFL, HD and Impromptu are beautiful visual and musical treats as well as creatively funny. French Kiss is really cute, with great scenery too.
This is a hard genre to pinpoint. On the one hand a romantic comedy can be just one element of a great film. That is true of “Ruggles of Red Gap” and the marvelous interplay of Charles Laughton and Zasu Pitts. Then you have “Love Actually” in which the romantic element is taken either to a zany or serious limit.
Crossing Delancey is a wonderful but under-rated romantic comedy. Wished it were played more on television.
Neal mentioned that Cher had to insist on Nicolas Cage even though the producer did not want him. WHO DID THEY WANT? Can anyone answer this question?
Annie Hall… “No, that’s all right… I’ll walk to the curb from here.”