Thursday, February 5, 2009
Flicks that make you go smooch
What exactly is the PERFECT date movie?
I saw a preview on TV for that movie "He's Just Not That Into You," and it proclaimed itself to be the "Perfect Date Movie."
Maybe you want to change that name then, Cupid. It sounds like a movie a guy takes a girl he wants to dump.
"Just read the title babe. You can keep the popcorn."
So that got me thinking ... what is a good date movie? If a guy takes a girl to a chick flick, she pretty much has to put out. It's really only fair.
But men, be warned, by the end of the movie the main actor will be a sweet, sensitive, head-over-heels in love hunk of a man. That's a lot to compete with. Unless it's Ben Afleck. Gimme Casey any day.
But, if you're feeling lucky, let me know how "New In Town" is ... cause I certainly don't expect to see it.
My idea of a good romantic comedy is "Princess Bride", "Ghostbusters", or "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." I want to actually laugh and have a spattering of romance.
You can go the scary route. Suspenseful music kicks in, you both get scared and cuddle closer... the girl's so cute, she hides her face in the guy's shoulder.
Until there's a gruesome entrails explosion and they both throw up gummy bears on each other.
But go ahead, take a chance on "The Unborn" or "Friday The 13th." If you dare ... wwwoooo.
Ones that have worked for me ... 28 Days Later, Alien, Cube ... something suspenseful that makes you think a bit too.
I think the best kind of date movie is something that will inspire hours of nonviolent conversation afterward. There are definitely are a few of those out right now, like Defiance, Doubt, Gran Torino, or Frost/Nixon.
What do you think?