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.