Monday, April 12, 2010

Movie Monday

Best Couples

This week we're thinking of couples in films that left their mark because of their romantic tension, squabbling or love connection. Here are some movie couples we thought were perfect for each other in their roles. Share the film couples who left their impression on you, and link back here at The Bumbles.

The Way We Were. You can make as much or as little of this movie as you wish. It could be an example of "handsome is as handsome does," because the dishy leading man turns out to be a rather spineless scumbag. Or maybe the moral is "to thine own self be true," because fractious Katie turns out to be the happier person. But most of all it offers up terrific chemistry between two charismatic stars who have never been this romantic again.

An Officer and a Gentleman. Aw, come on! Who can watch the ending without melting a little bit, and inwardly shouting, "Way to go, Paula!" as she gets carried off into the sunset by her hero in white?

Four Weddings and a Funeral. This is the first time I saw Hugh Grant and couldn't wait for him to kiss Andie McDowell. Remember when he says, "In the words of David Cassidy, while he was still with the Partridge Family, 'I think I love you?'" I melted. Completely.

Holiday. I know that Hepburn and Tracy are considered one of the screen's great duos. But I like the Great Kate better with Cary Grant. And of their pairings, Holiday is my favorite. She falls desperately, truly in love with the most inconvenient man, and is willing to keep it a secret because it's the right and true and honest thing to do for all involved. And then, when she realizes that she can do the right thing AND have the great guy, she decides to go for it, and looks like a joyful, glorious force of nature when she challenges her family to, "Stop me! Oh please, someone try and stop me!"


  1. Great couples, all. And I had forgotten the wonder of Hugh Grant's hair in Four Weddings, and the Partridge Family quote.

  2. Great choices! Well done.

  3. Oh the classics were masters at that romantic tension and emotion - because they couldn't put all the passionate sex scenes on the screen. It Happened One Night was so scandalous with its scenes which are so tame now - but the effect still sizzles!

  4. ah striesand and redford--together forever :) great picks

  5. How could I have forgotten Tracy and Hepburn?! Great list!