Friday, February 26, 2010

Fridays at the Piedmont Grille

Okay so I've designated Fridays for a bit of fun. Last week you all got to ask me questions, and for those of you who missed it (because there were awards going on) I give you another opportunity to ask me any question you want, about -- writing, my craft, the Regency, cooking, whatever you want.

This week I think, I would like to ask you a question. What is your favorite romantic movie? Or two or three or six.

Mine are:
LadyHawke with Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer (the cinematography is amazing)
The Wedding Date with Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney (such a cute story)
Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant (Jane Austen, who doesn't love Jane?)
Bull Durham with Kevin Costener and Susan Sarandon (baseball, who doesn't love baseball?)
The American President with Michael Douglas and Annette Bening (soundtrack -- I also loved the one she made with Warren Beatty, Love Affair)
A Good Year with Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard (favorite favorite favorite all time favorite)
The Story of Us with Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer (this is so much my fairy tale with a man I'll never marry)

So what's yours?


Summer said...

Does the Kevin Costner Robin Hood count? If so, then definitely that.

Also, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

Only You, with Robert Downey, Jr.

P.S. I Love You (even though it makes me cry like a baby.)

Piedmont Writer said...

Summer -- Yes, Kevin Costener counts in most anything except WaterWorld I think. And it shames me to say I haven't seen any of those movies so guess what I'll be doing this weekend.

Tara said...

Only 2 I can think of off hand, though I'll probably come up with 10 more later, lol.

Notting Hill

The Notebook

Piedmont Writer said...

Tara -- I've seen Notting Hill a few times. And I won't watch The Notebook because I know I'll cry and cry hard.

Nicole Ducleroir said...

My all-time favorite love story movie is "Breakfast at Tiffany's." How gorgeous is Audrey Hepburn in that flick?? Honestly, I could watch her all day.

Have a great weekend!

Simon C. Larter said...

Fave romantic movie? Underworld. Yup. :)

Falen said...

Hmmm hard to say - i really really enjoy A Room With A View.
BUT, on a weird note, From Hell has it's pretty romantic scenes in between the prostitute butchering.

She Writes said...

I have only seen two of the ones on your list!

Loved You've Got Mail.

Shelley Sly said...

My favorite romantic movies are When Harry Met Sally and Runaway Bride. I know there are a ton more, but those are the two that immediately come to my mind. If you don't count Disney romance. ;)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Pride and Prejudice (with Keira Knightley)and Ghost for more clear-cut romance, but I'm in love with the romances that take place in Braveheart and The Last of the Mohicans.

Fun post!I actually knew all your movies, too, except I can't seem to remember LadyHawke.

Piedmont Writer said...

Nicole -- Who doesn't love Audrey Hepburn? In anything?

Simon -- I'll have to look that up.

Sarah A. -- A Room with a View, yes. From Hell, hmmmmm.

She Writes -- I LOVED You've Got Mail. Thanks for the reminder.

Shelley -- Who doesn't love Disney romance?

Carolina -- I've got both versions of P & P and switch alternately on the weekends. LadyHawke was set in medieval France, the bishop of Aquila puts a spell on both of them, he's a wolf at night, she's a hawk by day, they can't get together until the total eclipse -- "Day without night, night without day."

Elana Johnson said...

I love You've Got Mail. One of my favorites! :)

Dominique said...

Oh, The American President, good movie.
My favorite is probably the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen + Collin Firth = Fabulousness.

Tara said...

Anne, you know I'm all about Happily Ever After - typically hate sad endings. That said, The Notebook didn't make me sad. Without giving all away, it was a beautiful romance between two people all the way through their long lives. It made me cry, but still left me feeling good in the end :)

Lady Glamis said...

I LOVE Sense & Sensibility! But my all time favorite movie is Sabrina with Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford.

sarahjayne smythe said...

Now, see, this is a really hard question for me since I don't typically gravitate toward romantic movies. But I do love 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' so very much. And I like 'The Notebook' too. :)

Piedmont Writer said...

Elana -- I loved Sleepless in Seattle too! Love Tom Hanks.

Dominique -- Yeah, Colin Firth!!! He can put his shoes under my bed any day.

Tara -- I guess I'll have to give Notebook a try then.

Michelle -- Yes, I agree, Sabrina was spectacular, I also like the one with Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and Van Johnson.

Sarah Jayne -- I think my favorite all time Audrey movie was Roman Holiday with Cary Grant. The ending was sooooo.....

KarenG said...

I'm with Tara-- Notting Hill. And Sleepless in Seattle but not as much as Notting Hill.

Piedmont Writer said...

Karen G -- I liked Notting Hill, I loved Hugh Grant's roommate in that, and I loved the ending. There was just something about Julia's performance that didn't seem quite right to me. I got it, I mean I did, but I don't know, she seemed so flat. But good movie none-the-less. Maybe I'll have to see it again to appreciate it more.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Palindrome said...

Okay, every movie my BFF, Summer mentioned.


Notting Hill
Simply Irresistible
Sleepless in Seattle
You've Got Mail
Princess Bride
Return to Me
French Kiss
Love Jones
Ever After
10 Things I Hate About You
Some Kind of Wonderful
Music From Another Room
While You Were Sleeping
Love Actually
When Harry Met Sally
Sabrina (the new one)
Walk in the Clouds
Original Sin (HOT!)

And then there's foreign films:

In the Mood for Love
Love Me, Love My Money
Perhaps Love
And I Hate You So
City of Glass
Needing You
Turn Left, Turn Right

Sorry, I got a little excited and carried away.... :)

Piedmont Writer said...

Hannah -- That's quite all right, thanks for the foreign films too. I need some new material to view, we're going to the cheap movie store next week -- films for .50 and $1-. I may be able to find quite a few on the list.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a huge romantic movie person but I'm partial to "Titanic," "Never Been Kissed" and "Benny and Joon."

Piedmont Writer said...

E.Elle -- I LOVED "never been kissed"! It's funny, my girlfriend told me to bring the Kleenex when I saw Titanic but I never cried. I don't know why. And I haven't seen "Benny and Joon" although I have read the book.