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Our Favorite Rom-Coms

by Sabrina Garber

Our Favorite Rom-Coms | Blog | Smudge InkValentine's Day is coming up and that has got us thinking about our favorite romantic comedies. Who needs roses and candlelit dinner if you can kick back on the couch with some microwave popcorn and watch a cheesy movie that will make you laugh at the hilarity of relationships! No significant other necessary. See what everyone chose as his/her top pick below ... 

CLAYTON. Sarah, I know how you feel about one of the actors in this film, but How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days definitely made it to the top of my rom com list. I'm drawn to the hilarity of catchphrases like "Bull s&*#. Buuuuull s&*# mamma!," "–Women of New York, Frost Yourself! –Frost this!," and "Our love fern! You let it die? Are you going to let us die?" Throw in a sloppy Carly Simon sing along at a bougie red carpet party, and it's game over really.

SARAH. This was an easy choice for me. I didn't have to mull this one over or pick between several contenders because my favorite romantic comedy, hands down, is Man Up. If you haven't heard of it or seen it (it came out in 2015) you're in for a hilarious treat!

APRIL. My very favorite romantic comedy is Bringing Up Baby. It’s old, but so, so funny! It stars Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant on a wild mission to find a lost dinosaur bone and missing leopard named Baby. There’s a lot of fast talking quick wit as opposites attract. I just love it—I’ve watched it dozens of times and I’m sure I’ll watch it dozens more!

HALEY. I'm going to go with 10 Things I Hate About You. It's always been one of my favorite movies but I watched it the other night and I remembered all the reasons why I love it: soundtrack, cast, wardrobe ... the list actually goes on and on. From Patrick's performance in the football stadium to Katarina's poem at the end (which we all have to admit we have memorized but are simultaneously caught off guard with tears––or is that just me?) it is just the perfect teen-angst rom-com.

ERIN. Picking a favorite romantic comedy isn't as easy for me as say, picking out a favorite action movie (Die Hard, obviously). I have a few that I like, but I'm going to have to go with While You Were Sleeping starring Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman. It has a believable cast of characters, isn't over-the-top like a lot of rom-coms tend to be, and, most importantly, it's funny! Not to mention it's got some killer 90's fashions (her wedding dress/frilly socks combo makes me cringe every time!). I dare you not to swoon a little when Jack shows up in his manly work boots and explains "leaning" to Lucy.

ALLIE. I have to admit I haven't seen many romantic comedies but from my limited repertoire my pick is 13 Going on 30. It wins in my book just for this scene alone.

SABRINA. What can I say? I could watch Hitch over and over again (and have!) and it never gets old. My husband will even stop switching channels to announce that my boyfriend is on TV whenever it is playing. Yes, I do love Will Smith. And watching Hitch bomb his first date with Sara (the ravishing Eva Mendez) or give dance lessons to Albert (nailed by Kevin James) just cracks me up.  How can you ever listen to Yeah! by Usher without conjuring images of "the Q-tip" and "throwing it away?" 

 

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