Today's Monday Movie Meme from the Bumbles revolves around our favorite romantic movie. (Notice I said favorite, singular?). When I started thinking about this task, I just shook my head. How to decide only one? There are so many wonderful romantic moments out there...When Harry Met Sally? Titanic? Gone With the Wind? The Notebook? Dirty Dancing? Moulin Rouge? But at the end of the day, I decided that the answer lay in the numbers. There must be something to it, when I've seen a movie no less than thirty times and can recite the lines word for word. That would be...
An Officer and a Gentleman
Ah yes, Richard Gere. So many ugly things have been said about him over the years, but you really can't take anything away from him here. I fell in love with him in this movie. A movie about a wise-acre punk who learns about friendship, love and honor. But enough about that, what about that final scene when he confidently strides into the dismal, dark factory in his white Navy uniform and whisks Paula off her feet and carries her out to a happier life, while her friend is screaming "way to go Paula, way to go!". Be still my heart. There were times when this fantasy got me through a workday.
How easy would it be for you to pick your favorite romantic movie? Did one immediately come to mind? Please share!