Thursday, December 30, 2010

Romance - the missing ingredient in the modern American rom-com

My favourite quote about "Love and Other Drugs," from this article whose link reads "Anne Hathaway's breasts are way distracting" -

"Removing Maggie’s and Jamie’s pajamas, however, does little more than make us wonder what, if anything, Hathaway eats, and how often Gyllenhaal goes to the gym."

Some may call me a bit of a prude, but I think a good romantic comedy shouldn't have lots of wild sex in it. Lots and lots of sex on screen is neither romantic nor funny. The romance is in the waaiiiiting for the physical contact, the wondering about whether the physical contact will happen, and when, and how.

9 comments:

blackbird said...

Oof.
THAT was good.
Ahem.
And, yes. Yes, I agree.

Frogdancer said...

Absolutely.

librarygirl said...

Yes I agree, love the unresolved sexual (or other) tension!

trash said...

Oh yes indeed.

Paola said...

Totally agree.

Just Plain Jane said...

I wish I hadn't misplaced my personal book of quotations. There's a wonderful passage from "The Magus" that I'd love to share on this subject. It had something to do with saying to the younger generation that just because they are so free with their bodies these days doesn't mean things are better. It ends with "don't pity us for what we don't do, but pity yourselves for all the subtleties you have lost". That's a poor paraphrase, but I couldn't just let the idea go by.

Jeanette said...

You are spot on as always! If thinking so makes a bit of a prude too than so be it ;-)

Take care
Jeanette

Jen said...

Tell it, Sister! The last romantic comedy I've seen was "How to Lose a Man..." My fav., bar none, is "The Tall Guy."

longlostsoph said...

Just like my dreams...its always the chase, anticipation that's the best.