"You must remember this, a kiss is still a
kiss". Your romance is Casablanca. A
classic story of love in trying times, chock
full of both cynicism and hope. You obviously
believe in true love, but you're also
constantly aware of practicality and societal
expectations. That's not always fun, but at
least it's realistic. Try not to let the Nazis
get you down too much.
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Of course, this leaves out the main way Casablanca resembles my love life:
-- They both happened a really long time ago
Seriously, Casablanca is one of my very favorite movies, one of the few I can watch over and over again (though you should NEVER, EVER watch this movie with someone you don't want to end up making out with by the end of the night). You'd better believe I'll be throwing down for the special edition DVD. It works perfectly on so many levels: love story, Allied propaganda, allegory for the end of American isolationism ("it's December 1941 in Casablanca, Sam..."). And further support for my theory on unhappy endings being more memorable than happy endings, as much as I love happy endings. There's just no other way it should end. Though of course they'd never end it that way today.
There are very few romantic comedies I like -- you've been subjected to my You've Got Mail rant. But here are a few I like (mostly British, interestingly enough):
Truly Madly Deeply
Much Ado About Nothing
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Pretty short list. Love sucks.
And a couple of choices that may not usually get mentioned, but which I think work beautifully as romances:
The Wedding Singer
I think I made a post just like this one about a year ago.
Basically, I made this whole post so I could use that one-liner about my love life. Yes, I'll do anything for a laugh.