Romantic comedies used to be my favorite genre in the early 2000s. But I have to admit after Kaufman’s Eternal Sunshine I thought I’d seen the perfect one and stopped pursuing rom coms.
Two Weeks Notice - I don’t know precisely why I find this one so charming, but it just hits me in the funny and in the squeeeee in equal measure.
When Harry Met Sally - Billy Crystal is just on fire in this movie from beginning to end. He’s just so good. What really gets me every time is how sad he becomes later in the movie. There’s just something about seeing someone who is that funny become that sad that’s just heartbreaking.
Secretary - This is a weird one! But very sexy and at the same time, so, so funny. James Spader and Maggie G are just perfect.
The Graduate - I’ve said this before in another thread, but I saw this when I was 15, and back then it made total sense to me that when Dustin Hoffman meets the daughter, they instantly fall in love. Because of course, duh. And yet when I saw that again as an adult, that seems like the only weak point in the movie to me now. They don’t even know much about each other! But hey, if you can get past that and believe in love at (almost) first sight, the rest of the movie is wonderful.