This blogathon is hosted by m.brown of Two Dollar Cinema. I haven’t joined a blogathon for a while and this sounds fun. In his words: “To participate, simply choose the top four of anything cinematic and explain why they should be carved into a side of a mountain forever. Remember, these are real people carved into imaginary rock – so choose wisely!”
Inspired by Katy Rochelle of OhSoGeeky’s post ‘Where Did All the Rom-Coms Go?’ I’m going with my favorite Romantic Comedy Leads of the 21st Century. I narrowed down my choices in such a way that no two same personalities appear on the list. I’m excluding Bridget Jones on this because she is my all time favorite romantic comedy lead for this century and I feel like I’ve raved about the movie a lot in this site. Here are my choices.
Tim is just adorable! While the formula of male romantic comedy leads are fairly similar, Tim gets the spot simply because of all the things he does to woo Mary and make her happy, and still fulfill his other responsibilities to his family and friends.
Elle Woods is a great example of female empowerment. While her motives were initially to get her boyfriend back, all her achievements were due to her hard work and putting value on herself as a person.
It won’t be long before Obvious Child would join the ranks of ‘movies I constantly rave about in this space’ but for now it’s making an appearance on this list. Donna Stern is a liberal person – she knows when she’s not ready for something, even if her life is also in a kind of progress.
Amelie is on the quirky side of romantic comedy leads, but she is an endearing one at that. Not only does she make it her life mission to make people happy, she doesn't deprive herself at a chance of happiness, and making it a fun adventure for her to do so.