Has your mom ever asked you, “If your best friend jumped off of a bridge, would you do that too??”
This is a phrase oft uttered by parents trying to sway their child NOT to dye their hair purple like Shelly or NOT to pierce their nose like Randy or NOT to go to an expensive concert with Chad. Things that are much less life-threatening than jumping off of a bridge – but parents love the hyperbole. We here at When Rom Met Come do too, and this week’s Friday question asks you:
What popular rom com do you want to burn every copy of, that everyone else seems to worship to the heavens? (i.e. which do you dislike that everyone else loves?)
Sam has a tough time geeking out over Four Weddings and a Funeral, though it seems like a natural fit for her. “I just don’t get the appeal, despite my love of all things British.”
Beth refuses to drink the Love, Actually Kool-aid. “I want to like it. It’s British and cute and Hugh Grant dances. But it just rubs me the wrong way.”
This humble writer (Liz) finds it hard to hate any rom com, but feels pretty “meh” about My Best Friend’s Wedding. Obviously Rupert Everett singing Dionne Warwick is priceless. But I find it hard to like Julia Roberts in that movie, which makes it hard to enjoy completely.
I sort of wish, though, that mine was Notting Hill, just so I could keep with the Hugh Grant theme of this post. Maybe I should just say that. It’s supposed to be pretty crappy, isn’t it?
Please leave us a comment with the rom com you’d skip at the video store (in a world where video stores still excited, that is).