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She works in a record store and has killer taste in music. Her outfits are daring and incredible. She supports her deadbeat dad and essentially serves as head of their household.
A more conventional film would have love resolve the chronological predicament, but instead, it falls to Murray to become the best man he can possibly be.
Cameron Crowe Besides acting as the megahit blockbuster ofJerry Maguire also quickly achieved the status of the modern day romantic-comedy done right. The African Queen Year: With the added element of survival driving their journey, the flirtatious banter between classy widow Rose Sayer Katherine Hepburn and crass boatman Charlie Allnut Humphrey Bogart crackles all the more, making for a rom-com as vicious as it is sweet.
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Nevermind the lack of dialogue. The Wedding Banquet Director: Wai-Tung is a gay man living happily with his partner in Manhattan.
As such, they continually badger him to marry a girl and settle down. In an attempt to kill two birds with one stone, Wai-Tung decides to marry his neighbor Wei Wei, a poor artist from mainland China in desperate need of a green card. Besides allowing Wei Wei to stay and work in the U.
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This plan backfires, however, when his parents arrive from Thailand with the intention of throwing him an elaborate wedding. A film that mixes madcap comedy with poignant domestic drama, The Wedding Banquet may not be a conventional romantic comedy, but it certainly stands as one of the best.
Murdered before the film saw its release, the film stands as a wonderfully bittersweet testament to her considerable talent. Sleepless in Seattle Year: When they finally meet on the observation deck, the theme from An Affair to Remember swells, setting the mood for anyone with an appreciation for good rom-coms.
Jason Reitman Much has been made about the Diablo Cody-isms that permeate the script, but the heart of Juno is Ellen Page, and her coming to terms with her feelings for Michael Cera.
The Purple Rose of Cairo Year: Mia Farrow delivered her best performance in the 13 films she made with Allen, playing a lonely woman who escapes to the movies to live out her fantasies through her favorite actors. Even when the dashing Tom Baxter a young Jeff Daniels steps out of the screen and into her life, she keeps her emotions and expectations in check: Silver Linings Playbook Year: Bringing Up Baby Year: Add in shenanigans involving a baby leopard, a collapsing brontosaurus skeleton and some deftly executed pre-MPAA sexual innuendos and you have not only one of the best romantic comedies of all time but one of the funniest American movies ever made.
Subverting notions of the typical rom-com, Summer acknowledges the all-too-true notion that sometimes, without definite rhythm or reason, a relationship can just not work out—no matter how badly you want it to. His Girl Friday Year: Howard Hawks Adapted from the widely acclaimed play The Front Page, His Girl Friday is a classic whose sharp, witty dialogue matches that of old newsrooms. This smooth-talking editor, played by the always-charming Cary Grant, recognizes true journalistic talent and goes to great lengths to get his best reporter to cover a major story.
After two films that reveled in crass slackerdom lifestyles Clerks and MallratsSmith honed his writing voice for his third feature, Chasing Amy. Alyssa is a lesbian.
Crushed but still determined to spend time with her, Holden develops a close friendship with Alyssa, eventually telling her how he feels with the kind of speech that anyone who has ever experienced a hurtful bout of unrequited love has tossed around in their minds but never found the words to express.
From her appalling bad public speeches to lip-synching to Sad F. The Shop Around the Corner Year: One night, he arrives at their front door and silently delivers his long repressed feelings via hand-drawn cue cards. While certainly sweet and heart-warming, the inherent sadness that pervades this scenario—such a relationship can never work out between the two—prevents the exchange from being overly saccharine. Garry Marshall Sure, from a feminist perspective, the implication that the only way our favorite hooker with a heart of gold Julia Roberts can stop turning tricks and make something of herself is to find a wealthy businessman who needs a fake girlfriend Richard Gere is problematic to say the least.
Harold and Maude Year: Though it may be the darkest film on this list, Harold and Maude is certainly a romantic comedy. And it is wickedly funny as Harold finds increasingly more gruesome ways to scare off the suitors sent by his mother.
But Sam is full of surprises: The forces that would typically work to tear Sam and Suzy apart instead rally behind them, perhaps infected by the conviction of their love, which never wavers, even in argument: Billy Wilder Filmmaker Billy Wilder had perhaps one of the greatest, most diverse track records in film history from to In this period, he tackled an Oscar-winning drama about alcoholism The Lost Weekendtwo well-regarded film noirs Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevarda war drama Stalag 17two light-hearted rom-coms Sabrina, Seven Year Itch a gripping murder-mystery Witness for the Prosecution and perhaps the funniest American movie of all time Some Like It Hot.
Thus, the plot for The Apartment was birthed. Jack Lemmon plays C. Baxter, an ambitious office worker who, desperate to climb the corporate ladder, allows his bosses to use his apartment to carry on discreet affairs with their mistresses. While certainly not the funniest film on this list—it actually gets quite dark at times—The Apartment strikes a perfect balance between laugh-out-loud comedy and emotionally honest drama.
Following the career highlight that was his drag-heavy performance in Some Like It Hot, Lemmon here proves that he can play the low-key, straight man with equal dexterity. Four Weddings and a Funeral Year: Mike Newell The first of several Richard Curtis-penned rom-coms starring Hugh Grant, Four Weddings and a Funeral follows our favorite bumbling Englishman as he repeatedly runs into the love of his life at—you guessed it—four weddings and a funeral.
Hornby really is tapped into the psyche of the 20th century male. The Philadelphia Story Year: George Cukor There are so many classic screwball comedies where Cary Grant plays the charming ex-husband who spoiler alert wins back his wife see also: His Girl Friday, My Favorite Wife to name a fewthat at this point they almost constitute a subgenre. But The Philadelphia Story remains the best due largely to its dynamite cast. He concludes his story by advising Tre to never join the armystating that a black man has no place in the army.
When returning home, they see Doughboy and Chris being arrested in Hyde Park for shoplifting Doughboy had said earlier on that they were going to the store, but had no moneywhile Ricky and Tre look on.
Ricky, now a star running back for Crenshaw High Schoollives with his single mother Brenda, girlfriend Shanice, and their infant son. Tre has grown into a mature and responsible teenager, works at a clothes shop at the Fox Hills Malland aspires to attend college with his girlfriend, Brandi, but their relationship is somehow deteriorating over Tre's desire to have sex, while Brandi, a devout Catholicwishes to wait until after marriage.
Ricky hopes to win a scholarship from USC.
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After a visit from a recruiter, a mildly embarrassing experience for Ricky due to his unkempt home and his brother's rudeness, he is informed that he must score a or higher on the SATs in order to qualify. Ricky and Tre take the test on the same day. Afterwards, they go to see Furious at his office to unwind.
Furious takes Tre and Ricky to Compton, California to talk about the dangers of decreasing property values in the black community. That night, during a local street racing gathering, Ricky is provoked by Ferris, a member of the Crenshaw Mafia Gangsters. In response, Doughboy brandishes his handgun, leading to a brief argument between the two gangs. When the two gangs are finished arguing, Ferris fires his own gun in the air causing everyone to leave.
While Tre talks about leaving Los Angeleshe and Ricky are pulled over by the police. The cop is exactly the same one who was disrespectful towards his father seven years earlier; he intimidates and threatens Tre with his gun, knowing he can't do anything. Distraught, Tre goes to Brandi's house, where he finally breaks down.
After she consoles him, they have sex for the first time.
The following day, Ricky has a fight with Doughboy. While Ricky and Tre walk to a nearby store, they see Ferris and his gang driving around the neighborhood and in an attempt to avoid them, the pair cut through back alleyways and split up.
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As Tre turns back to Ricky, Ferris' car pulls up. Ricky turns to run but one of Ferris' men shoots Ricky in the leg with a shotgun.
A second shot hits Ricky in the back through the chest, killing him. Doughboy and his gang, who had sensed that Tre and Ricky were in trouble, catch up with them, but are too late. Devastated and helpless, the boys carry Ricky's lifeless body back home. When Brenda and Shanice see Ricky's corpse, they break down in tears and blame Doughboy, who unsuccessfully tries to comfort them and explain the truth.