I’m on the hunt for new romantic comedies that make me feel. So friend me on NetFlix, so we can share good romantic comedy lists. They can of course be cross-genre romantic comedies–I’m no stickler. I don’t know if there’s a better romantic comedy than Baby Boom, even if it is a little dated. I love it, in particular, because it’s really not about getting the guy, or the guy losing the girl and fighting for her. It’s about thinking your life was the best is was going to be in the past, and coming to realize that you were wrong. She gets the opportunity to have it all back, has it all in front of her, and she passes it up, understanding that unlikely as it was, she prefers what she has now to what she’s spent so much time pining for. There’s also the fun fish out of water element, not just in being a new mom (feeding the baby spaghetti and spraying her with Fantastic spray to clean her), but city mouse goes to the country. It’s a little Private Benjamin that way. I love the components of the film, how we root for her, how she’s torn, and how she knows this baby Elizabeth is going to get in the way of everything she wants, and yet, she just can’t bring herself to give her up. She knows it will change everything, and she hates that, but she can’t help it. I love watching when we make choices from the heart, no matter what it costs us. It’s why I love romantic comedies. People are always willing to give it all up (their career, their inheritance, their addiction, their womanizing ways) for the person they love.
Then I end up turning to my man, saying, "Would you do that for me?" And in return, I get the eye roll. And then there are blog posts about said eye roll, including how I end up asking questions like, "Would you still love me and stay married to me if I lost all my limbs?"
We all want to believe that the person beside us would be willing, if it came down to it, to choose us over whatever else got in the way, be it a job, a city in which to live, taking a stand to their family on our behalf– and we want to believe that, in turn, we would do the same for them.
A YEAR AGO: Ass-pies and Cock-sacs
2 YEARS AGO: Young, Dumb, and Full of Cum, or Something Like That
4 YEARS AGO: LexiKlein and the Terminal Case of Copykat