TOP 5 FAVORITE ROMANCE COMEDIES . . . & ACCOMPANYING SCENES
By Pintip Dunn
1. Crazy Rich Asians: Am I allowed to say that I love every last scene in this movie? I cried before, during, and after this movie at seeing this BEAUTIFUL all-Asian cast. I love the wedding scene because of how emotional it was even though there was no dialogue! Instead, the camera flashes between Rachel’s (Constance Wu) and Nick’s (Henry Golding) faces, and their expressions are all you need to know about their feelings for one another.
2. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: Again, this was super hard for me to pick a single scene! In this Lara Jean (Lana Condor) has just fainted after learning that Peter (Noah Centineo) has received one of her secret love letters. She’s humiliated – but Peter was a long-ago crush. When she sees Josh (Israel Broussard), the boy whom she thinks she truly loves, also with a love letter, she kisses Peter in order to avoid a confrontation with her sister’s ex. Such a classic romantic scene – but that doesn’t make it any less cute!
3. 10 Things I Hate About You: Patrick (Heath Ledger) serenades Kat (Julia Stiles) with “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” in the football stadium, accompanied by the marching band. Absolutely adorable and hilarious!
4. How To Lose A Guy in Ten Days: After the hilarious hijinks of the rest of the movie, Benjamin (Matthew McConaughey) and Andie (Kate Hudson) drop all their tricks and have a moment of genuine connection in this shower scene. The acting here is suburb, and the emotion is sweet and aching.
5. 13 Going on 30: After thirteen-year-old Jenna (Jennifer Garner) wakes up in a thirty-year-old body, she goes to find her best friend, Matty (Mark Ruffalo) – only to find that they haven’t spoken in years and are no longer part of each other’s lives. Despite the humor in this scene, the emotion on Matty’s part is so poignant about what was and no longer is.
Princess Vela’s people are starving.
Stranded on a planet that lacks food, Vela makes the ultimate sacrifice and becomes an Aegis for her people. Accepting a genetic modification that takes sixty years off her life, she can feed her colony via nutrition pills. But her best friend is still getting worse. And she’s not the only one.
Now the king is dying, too.
When the boy she’s had a crush on since childhood volunteers to give his life for her father’s, Vela realizes her people need more than pills to survive. As tensions rise between Aegis and colonists, secrets and sabotage begin to threaten the future of the colony itself.
Unless Vela is brave enough to save them all…
Pintip Dunn is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fiction. She graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. Pintip’s novel FORGET TOMORROW won the 2016 RWA RITA® for Best First Book, and SEIZE TODAY won the 2018 RITA for Best Young Adult Romance. Her books have been translated into four languages, and they have been nominated for the following awards: the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire; the Japanese Sakura Medal; the MASL Truman Award; the Tome Society It list; and the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her other titles include REMEMBER YESTERDAY, THE DARKEST LIE, GIRL ON THE VERGE, and the upcoming STAR-CROSSED and MALICE.
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