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.
As women have become more ambitious over the years, it seems that the weekly Sunday brunch is as much about gossiping about men as it is about our careers. How late were you at the office this week? Who are you networking with? What job are you applying for?
From the time they are young, women are bombarded with stories that they are going to be swept off their feet by Prince Charming. After all, everyone lives happily ever after in the movies and marries Matthew McConaughey.
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.
Oh how I miss those days. The days when finding a culturally relevant movie somewhat reflective of my everyday life and with a decent soundtrack didn't require flipping through the "African-American" or "Urban" film categories on my Netflix.
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.