As a male in the dating world, I would like to invite my other male counterparts to view what is expected from us by doing what I did and watching romantic comedies. Needless to say, we have a lot to live up to.
Top Five is able to provide interesting social commentary because the core of the film is good -- it is a good romantic comedy. He has taken two of Hepburn's essential characteristics, charisma and chemistry, and put them on screen.
A couple nights ago, I was looking for something to watch on TV, and I stumbled on 27 Dresses. A movie that I remember really enjoying when I first watched it. But, as I re-watched it, I found it myself basically cringing at half of the scenes.
This couple did not make the cut. An elderly Eastern European couple tell their sad and cryptic tale of love at first sight in the Old Country. The producer interviewing them tries to keep it light and romantic... against all odds.
About Time is a romantic comedy -- a genre I feel is fading in quality and relevance as repetition, the modern realities of relationships, and the myth of couples living "happily ever after" have exposed the shallowness of the genre's clichés.
Enough Said cleverly depicts the slippery slope of how a divorced masseuse named Eva (played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) allows her new romance with Albert, a television archivist (James Gandolfini), to be tarnished by his ex-wife's post-divorce perspectives.
If romantic comedies were once cool enough for even Dave Chappelle, what the hell has happened? Well, a zillion theories have been batted about, including my own thoughts about how confusing modern romance can be.