Boyfriend of the Week: Ryan Gosling

Okay, so this weekend me and the hubs actually got to have a date night and we went to see Crazy, Stupid Love. And OMG, beyond giving me this week's boyfriend, it was such a great movie! Like best movie I've see all year. For reals. Go see it. I really did laugh out loud throughout and also had to fight back tears. 

The writer in me wants to see it again just so I can break down all the genius things they did with the script. The super fast setup, the great hook, the way they had two major storylines that blended together seamlessly. Oh, and there's even a Dirty Dancing reference. So win all around. Did I mention you should go see it?

Need more of a sales pitch? How about the delicious Ryan Gosling to tempt you into to the theatre. He was so funny and likeable in this movie while still playing a super smooth "player" role. And the reaction that Emma Stone has at the end of the preview below--"Oh my god, it's like you're photo-shopped!"--is what you know we'd all be thinking in her position. But anyhoo, here is this week's Boyfriend. Enjoy!

 

 

Make sure you watch this trailer all the way to the end in order to get Mr. Gosling taking his shirt off. ;)

 

Has anyone else seen this movie? What do you think of the pick this week?

 

Sappy Sunday: Sleepless In Seattle

Welcome to Sappy Sunday, where I'm unrepentant in my love for the sappy. Today I'm featuring one of those movies that I can watch over and over again. If I'm flipping channels and this is on, I can't seem to turn away.

And what's so interesting about this romantic comedy is that the hero and the heroine's love story doesn't start until the end of the movie. There's this unwritten rule in romance that the hero and heroine need to meet by chapter one (or the first few minutes of the movie) and this movie breaks that rule in spades. Proof that breaking the rules can work really well when done right.

If you haven't seen this one (how is that possible?), get thee to Netflix--stat!

Some favorite quotes (courtesy of IMDB):

Sam Baldwin: Didn't you see Fatal Attraction? 
Jonah Baldwin: You wouldn't let me! 
Sam Baldwin: Well I saw it and it scared the shit out of me. It scared the shit out of every man in America. 

 

Annie Reed: Now that was when people KNEW how to be in love. They knew it! Time, distance... nothing could separate them because they knew. It was right. It was real. It was... 
Becky: A movie! That's your problem! You don't want to be in love. You want to be in love in a movie. 

*The one above defined me at the time. Guess that's why I decided to write books, lol. 


Dennis Reed: Annie, when you're attracted to someone, it just means that your subconscious is attracted to their subconscious, subconsciously. So what we think of as fate is just two neuroses knowing that they are a perfect match. 

 

Still of Tom Hanks and Ross Malinger in Sleepless in Seattle

Sam Baldwin: I'll tell you what I'm doing this weekend, I'm getting laid. It's the 1990's and nobody's getting laid. I'm the only man in America who's getting laid this weekend and I haven't been laid that much. Six girls in college, maybe seven. 
[sees Jonah standing in the doorway
Sam Baldwin: How long have you been standing there? 
Jonah Baldwin: Forever. 
Sam Baldwin: What did you just hear me say? 
Jonah Baldwin: Six girls in college, maybe seven. 
Sam Baldwin: Seven... EIGHT! Mary Kelly. 
Jonah Baldwin: [holds Annie's letter] This is the one I like! 

 

And my favorite scene (sorry for the subtitles at the bottom, couldn't find one without):

 

 

Aww, now aren't you all warm and fuzzy? :) Anyone else have an unhealthy affection for this movie?