Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Rom-Coms

With a box of Belgian chocolates by my side, I am watching My Best Friend’s Wedding. Again.

Julia Roberts is lovely, and I have a soft spot for Cameron Diaz since discovering The Body Book. But my favourite rom-com? Now that, Persephoneers, is a difficult question. I love Four Weddings and a Funeral. It is perfection and beauty in so many ways. Not least because it features John Hannah reading W. H. Auden’s Funeral BluesI would cautiously say that Runaway Bride comes in a close second. Then of course there’s Love Actually. So many films, so little time.

So tell me, Persephoneers, which are your favourite rom-coms? Or are you someone who would rather watch paint dry than see two characters ride off into the sunset?


By Juniper

Rarely to be found without herbal tea nearby. Team Unicorn. Often in pyjamas. Also: TEAM KATNISS!

11 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Rom-Coms”

Many have already been mentioned, but Love Actually and 10 Things I Hate About You are my tops. Love Actually is hella problematic in parts, but I am here for Emma Thompson.

Also have a soft spot in my heart for The Holiday, but only the Kate Winslet half because she is me basically.

10 Things I Hate About You what do you mean that’s not rom-com.

Pretty Woman solely for the Buffalo Drive scene(s)

Love Actually

Atonement (although ..I can’t think of it without getting a stomach ache but there’s 10 minutes of perfect happiness)

The Holiday, kinda.

Sandra Bullock saved The Proposal

And yeeeeees, Must Love Dogs!

I was going to say, “But what about -” then realised I couldn’t think of any lesbian rom-coms :( Though, thinking about it, part of what I love so much about Four Weddings and a Funeral is Gareth and Matthews relationship, it was so tender and well, heartstrings, tears, MY EMOTIONS! Perhaps there will be hints of lesbian rom commness in the new film Pride?

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