A Lot Like Love...

love locksValentine’s Day has come and gone, but February is still the month of love! Last week, in the spirit of the month, I wrote about classic love stories in film. Full of grand gestures and promises, these films make viewers long for a sweeping romance of their own.

But not all love stories have to be tragic and passionate. Some of my favorites are light-hearted romantic comedies. These movies are often looked down upon by critics and labeled as too “girly”, but the genre is constantly expanding and pushing the boundaries of what makes a watchable, believable romantic comedy. There is certainly something to be said about love with a dash of screwball humor, a sprinkling of witty banter, and a pinch of awkward situations.

If you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy, browse the HCPL catalog and request one today! 

Kimberly’s Romantic Comedy Picks:

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I have to put in a plug for

I have to put in a plug for my all-time favorite romantic comedy: Ball of Fire. It stars Barbara Stanwyck as Sugarpuss O'Shea, a nightclub singer, and Gary Cooper as Bertram Potts, an English professor who is working with seven other professors on a new encyclopedia. Things get really interesting when Sugarpuss has to hide from the cops and decides to move in the the professors. Written by Billy Wilder and Charles Bracket, it's hilarious and sweet and, at times, touching. It co-stars Dana Andrews and several of the best character actors from the 30s and 40s.

I've never seen Ball of Fire,

I've never seen Ball of Fire, but your description makes it sound so fantastic that I've put a request on it. I can't wait! Thanks for the great addition to the list!