Last night I sat in front of the t.v. with a big bowl of popcorn and watched ‘the original’ romantic comedy. Sure, it might have been dubbed over in French, and the t.v. might have been in our bedroom since my romantically-challenged husband kicked me and my chickflick out of the living room so he could watch something more manly...
But it was still pretty damn good.
Despite being a romcom made in 1990 (when shows like ‘Full House’ were at the height of their popularity) and with Disney having a hand in the production,- I’m still absolutely shocked at the utter lack of corniness in this movie. You would think romantic comedy + the 90’s + Disney would = corniness incarnate.
But no. As fantastic as the plotline is, you believe every minute of it.
And I suddenly found myself wanting Julia Roberts's hair.
And wishing my husband could borrow Richard Gere’s bedroom eyes for one night. (okay, that sounded way better in my head. Now I’ve got a mental image of hubby-dear ripping out Gere’s eyes and presenting me with them like some kind of Viking trophy. Eew.)
What I didn’t envy was Julia’s unabashedly 80’s eyebrows.
I guess what I’m trying to say is- it’s a pretty ironic cycle, isn’t it? How sometimes the originals make us want more of the same- More sappy romantic comedies! More Starwars movies! More blonde teeny-bopper popstars! More books about wolves and vampires and witches and wizards!
And yet, more often than not- you just can’t beat the original.
What are your favorite ‘originals’ ?
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