Love is in the air in this week’s Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. There’s a year worth’s themes ready and it’s never too late to join in the fun! Romantic comedies may be getting the short end of the stick when it comes to genre movies, but they can be enjoyable at times. Here are my picks for the week:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut comes in a non-typical romantic comedy Don Jon, where he plays the titular character whose version of love and relationships he derives from his constant viewing of pornography. While the third act seems a bit different compared to the rest of the movie, this was a pretty good movie (and in need of a rewatch soon).
I am a sucker for Bridget Jones’s Diary. I love this movie. I love Bridget and how she’s not the typical rom-com lead. I love Mark Darcy and his weird but still sweet way of making Bridget feel loved.
Drive Me Crazy is my guilty pleasure romantic comedy movie. It’s about two high school students who pretend to be a couple in order to make the people they like jealous, but end up falling in love with each other. I didn’t like the ending of this though, because who ends a rom-com like that? Why can’t the writer just let it be, instead of adding more insane complicated details in their story?