By: Emily Kellas
Rating: 7 out of 10
Ah weddings, that magical moment when a killer party trumps sending your future children to college. This Friday marks the first wedding I’ll have been to where I wasn’t a flower girl, or and the groom isn’t an uncle. In fact I hardly know the couple at all! Friends of my boyfriend, I completely intend of utilizing their open bar and enjoying every mouthful of cake, while simultaneously not worrying that my grandma is going to shimmy so hard her slip falls to her ankles (true story, for another time). So I’m in a very matrimonial mood, that’s why this week’s Retro Review is one of my all time favorite wedding themed films, My Best Friend’s Wedding. Released in 1997 this is Julia Roberts at her best. Although I don’t think I can count on two hands how many wedding movies she’s starred in, it’s Julia Robert’s so it’s guaranteed to be a fantastic chick flick. Alongside Roberts the film stars Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, and Rupert Everett. My Best Friend’s Wedding does what so many of us have wanted to do, or perhaps thought about doing, or for some of you inconsiderate folk, actually done… derail a wedding.
By: Emily Kellas
Rating: 8 out of 10
To me, Cary Grant will forever remain one of the classiest gentlemen ever to stride across the silver screen. The Awful Truth is a fantastic little romantic comedy that once again showcases Grant’s witty charisma, alongside sharp-tongued Irene Dunne. Released in 1937 The Awful Truth was a major hit despite Grant’s insistence that it wasn’t working. Audience’s fell in love with the stubborn lovers, modern storyline, and time-tested comedy.
By Andy Chruscicki
Romantic comedies have been around in film dating back to the 1930s with films such as Trouble in Paradise and It Happened One Night. When films such as these were released, they were fresh and something new for the public to see. Something however has happened to these films over the past century. What is it you ask? THEY ARE ALL THE SAME!!! I don’t know how many times I can be talking to someone and they ask if I have seen the most recent romantic comedy and I look at them and say “no but I bet I can tell you what happens to save myself 10 bucks.” So in honor of the day after Valentine’s Day, I have come up with the five most overused themes in romantic comedies. Click read more to see what they are.