February 10, 2014

Classic Romantic Comedies

Recently we upgraded our cable boxes.  Now it's even easier to access thousands of movies and TV shows, view movie trailers and then rent the movies on demand.  Such convenience!

The funny thing is, now that I have this incredible library of films right at the touch of a button, I can't seem to find one I want to invest 2 hours watching!  Sometimes I feel like I have seen everything...even though each year when the Golden Globes or Academy Awards roll around, I am basically clueless.  Maybe I just need to get off Pinterest...

Anyway, last night I was scrolling through the endless movie list on the DVR.  With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I must have been in a romantic comedy type of mood.  Well instead of trying out something new, I stumbled upon one of my all time favorites and at that point, there was no question that I would be watching the entire movie...

Only You -  I adore every single thing about this movie.  The characters are adorable, funny and so perfectly cast. 

Only You is basically your predictable love story but it's also so much more.  It's a story of adventure, love, hope and a true escape from the real world.  I love that the movie was filmed in the early 90's before technology took over our lives.  It allows the characters to immerse themselves in Italian culture and notice the beauty and the magic that we seem to overlook these days while we stare at our electronic devices! 

In the movie - only days before the main character, Faith (played by Marisa Tomei) is due to get married, she travels through Italy in search of a man whose name she got off a Ouija board when she was a child.  Her sister in-law (played by Bonnie Hunt) accompanies her on this chase through Italy and tries to help Faith stay grounded as she insists on accomplishing this silly goal.  When Faith meets up with Robert Downey Jr.'s character, the chemistry between them is undeniable while their journey takes many twist and turns. 

The movie was actually filmed on location in Italy and the scenery is just breathtaking.  I dare you not to book a trip after watching it!
  
 (Venice, Italy)

In fact, about a year after seeing Only You, I traveled to Italy and happened to visit the locations seen in the movie.  Now whenever I catch the movie on TV, I also get to relive that adventurous time of my life. 

Here I am in the Piazza Navona,
at a restaurant similar to the one in the movie.

 And this photo needs no introduction!

But getting back to the movie, I highly recommend watching Only You if you are looking for a lighthearted, feel-good, somewhat silly love story...with gorgeous scenery.  But make sure your passport is up to date because I see a trip to Italy in your future!

Now it's your turn...
Are there any romantic comedies that you watch over and over again?

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9 comments:

  1. I love "While you were sleeping" and "sleepless in Seattle"! I also loved ONLY YOU, super sweet and funny!

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  2. Good film! How cool that you visited some of the Italian locations. I just love Something's Gotta Give, and I'd love to visit a French bistro like the one in the movie!

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  3. I think I remember watching this movie! Thanks so much for the recommendation!

    Happy day to you friend!
    karianne

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  4. I don't think I've ever seen this, but I think I definitely should!!

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  5. I have not seen this, but now I am putting it on my list for sure! I love both actors, Italy and Venice in particular.

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  6. How wonderful that you were able to visit those places. Will def look for that movie.

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  7. This movie sounds familiar, but I'm not sure if I've seen it. Will get it and watch it. Sounds like my kind of film! I love Funny Girl and could watch it over and over. How fantastic that you got to go there! Hope to some day! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. I totally forgot about that movie but I remember seeing it a long time ago and loving it. We've been to Italy since then so I'll have to revisit it!

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  9. Youre making me miss Italy! I loved Piazza Navona and Venice.. I haven't see that movie in a long time, thanks for the reminder. Have a great weekend. xo Nancy

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