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.
I should be living in the real world of romance after divorce, where relationships irreparably fall apart and loving someone new isn't such a sure thing. Watching these movies has become such a part of my past at this point, clinging to them now feels a bit desperate.
There are some movies that you forget five minutes after you leave the theater, and then there are the movies that stay with you for a long time. Best of all are the movies that cause you to fall in love, movies from which you remember whole passages of dialogue. Here are my top five.
I made a movie that’s a romantic comedy for a generation. I was fortunate enough to create “City Slickers” and that was about a midlife crisis; so now I’m here about being a grandparent. So there are seminal moments in a lifetime that are sort of marked by doing work about it. That’s a nice thing.
Nora Ephron was never really a celebrity to me so much as she was a dream weaver. I grew up watching her films in my living room. They fed my youthful appetites for romance and humor. Most of all, these films shaped my dreams of love.
There will not be another Nora Ephron or her classic movies, especially for a certain generation who grew up on her movies. We never thought they or she would ever go away, her trademark witty banter between characters.
Her brilliant artistic voice will be incredibly missed but more importantly... that voice will remain forever. Thanks Nora Ephron. For making the world a funnier, happier, sweeter, and more romantic place.