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October 04, 2009


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Of course, Princess Bride is one of my favorites. One New Year's Eve (the first with my now husband) we had a Princess Bride drinking game with cheap champagne after toasting with the good stuff.

I think my current favorite is 50 First Dates. Very sweet and has a good level of both comedy and romance for both the men and the ladies, though my husband hates Adam Sandler so refuses to watch it.

I loved the Princess Bride book first, but love the movie too. "My name is Inigo Montoya, you keel my father. Prepare to die." I think my fave romantic comedy is That Old Feeling with Bette Midler and Dennis Farina. It wasn't a box office smash but I love the story and the level of wackiness. Pick me! Pick me!

I can't decide:

"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", "Barefoot in the Park", "The Way We Were" or "An Affair to Remember"?

Guess I'm an old-fashioned girl; either that or I just don't get out to grown-up movies much any more :)

Does "Up" count? :D

A Walk in the Clouds is a great romance with Keanu Reeves. I also love Pretty Woman. Interestingly, I listed Princess Bride as my favorite movie when I was in law school. I also quote the Inigo Montoya lines and 'Never mess with a Sicilian when Death is on the line!' I did not like the Goldman book so much. I guess I prefer my romances with happy endings which you yourself can testify is not always the case in real life.

"You've Got Mail." I have watched this so much, I can now recite whole conversations by memory. I have Digital Video Recording on my TV, so I just saved the movie and can watch it whenever I want to see it.

Stardust, with Claire Danes, Charlie Fox, Robert DeNiro, and many more. . . based on the book by Neil Gaiman. Everyone should see it!

I started to type 50 First Dates because I just saw it for the first time and cried a lot! Then I got to thinking of all my old favs: Singing in the Rain (Kelly could sure dance), or Adam's Rib (anything Tracy and Hepburn) or Bringing up Baby (any Cary Grant Romantic Comedy).

I also loved Sweet Home Alabama, especially for the music and Bridget Jones' Diary for someone worse off than me.

But I think my all time forever favorite would have to be When Harry Met Sally.

Oh boy...which Don't I love? :) I'm a sucker for Bridget Jones Diary, Notting Hill, for right now it's He's Just Not That Into You...

Oh, and when I was working as the history intern at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, I got to meet Mandy Patinkin and have my picture with him:) My one brush with fame!

Well, The Princess Bride is a great favorite of mine, but I assume your question was intended to elicit other contenders.
If that's the case, and while it isn't a knee slapper comedy, then I would have to go with The Way We Were.

Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand are such a mismatch on one level, but still manage to generate a lot of chemistry.

My favorite scene in the movie, however, has nothing to do with the romance - nor is it comic. To watch Redford sit in a classroom listening to his story being read outloud by his professor is to watch some great acting. Without uttering a single word he portrays all the agony and uncertainty of a writer in dread of a negative response.

"Sleepless in Seattle" is one of my favorites as well as the lesser-known "Return to Me" with David Duchovny and Minnie Driver. The plots are augmented with great characters, music and scenery.

Dear Mary,

I love the Princess Bride mittens and the colors are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!(however you spell it). They would work great with my Romantic Comedy pick which is The Runaway Bride. I can really relate to this movie. How can you not drool over Richard Gere and fall in love with Julia Roberts? However, I doubt I would run away from the altar with Richard Gere standing there. (WHOOPEE!!!!) Take me away, Honey.

Mary, how can you stand not starting your projects right away? If I had the yarn prepared like you with your super list and organization, I would be knitting full steam ahead. I'm going crazy waiting for you to start.

Anyway, as I always end thinking about how the world is; all I can say is Holy Crap!! (LOL)

Hugs & Blesses

MWAH HAH! You crack me up!

I tried to post before (maybe it is awaiting approval) but realized I'd made an error anyway - my fave is To Have and Have Not - Bogart and Bacall. Great dialogue, fun songs, really cool clothes on Bacall.

first off thank you mary for telling us such a wonderful story about meeting alex, even after all you have been through together. it’s nice to know that even though the marriage didn’t work out, you two worked together for the benefit of your son (I was not so lucky during my parents’ divorce)

as for the movie, a year ago I would have said When Harry Met Sally (because I always felt that a friend and I would wind up like that) but now I’d have to say The Notebook. I didn’t like this movie at first because I thought the book was a million times better, but after recently boy-involved events in my life, I can relate to it so much more now and appreciate the director’s take on the story.

loooooove the idea of walking and knitting at the same time…way to represent!

Knit Picks Harmony needles are the most amazing things I have ever knit on. Got my interchangeables for my birthday last year and I love love love them! I definitely recommend to any knitters looking to invest in a good set!

Princess Bride is TOTALLY my favorite! It is the ONLY movie I have ever willing watched more than once and I know all the lines. As a matter of fact, we've worn out our video (yes, we're THAT old and loved it for THAT long). My children, both boys, have also enjoyed it numerous times.

Forces of Nature, is a top for me. I love the comedic interaction & flirty courtship between Ben Affleck (Ben Holmes) and Sandra Bullock (Sarah Lewis) and the third monkey is Ben is engaged to someone else. For anyone who has not seem I will not say any more but to see it while laughing and crying at the same time.

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