Underrated Romantic Comedies

14 Jul

Last night I tweeted a lot about underrated romantic comedies.

It began when I browsed randomly on DVDs or Blu-rays to buy, as I just got $5 Amazon gift voucher from an online survey. If that sentence alone does not describe how middle-class I am, I don’t know what else does.
Clicking endless “today’s deals”, “unbelievably good bargains” and “price so low you will faint as you buy” sections later, I came across one film called The Truth About Cats and Dogs.
Way before we saw an eerie family film about talking cats and dogs, the title belongs to a little, sweet charmer starring equally sweet Uma Thurman, Janeane Garofalo and Ben Chaplin. Janeane plays a character who pretends to be Uma to attact Ben’s attention, although in the end it is Janeane’s true genuine personality that wins Ben over.

Now if you talk about movies that change the world or movies that change the savings of studio executives, films like Cats & Dogs above and others do not usually get mentioned.
These are films that grow over time. Some, or even most of them, do not get good critical reception and commercial success upon initial release.

But as years go by, these are the kind of films we stumble upon while we are confused on what to watch on a relaxing Saturday night at home. Or the kind of film that our friends recommend to cure lonely hearts. Or simply the kind of film that you have no idea what it is about, you just pick it randomly in a store, but you’re glad to discover it.
Thus, you remember it for life.

The films that touch our heart are not necessarily the great ones. They are those that can make us believe in love again, convincingly, and unknowingly.

That’s why they are underrated.

I’m not going to write any longer than this. Oh come on, you know that this is long enough already! But I’m going to share with you images from some #underratedromanticcomedy films that you should watch, especially:

– if you believe that heart seeks its own match much to our powerlessness;

Return to Me (photo courtesy of:

– if you believe that traveling is the best way to escape heartache and find love;

Summertime (photo courtesy of


Under the Tuscan Sun (photo courtesy of

– if you believe that long phone calls can reveal our genuine self to the one we love the most;

The Truth About Cats and Dogs (photo courtesy of

– if you believe the one you should be with may not be into you, but willingly accept the life and responsibility built together;

The Object of My Affection (photo courtesy of

– if you believe that puppy love is the beginning of a greater love in the future;

Little Manhattan (photo courtesy of

– if you believe that living together means giving up own priorities to build a life together;

Nine Months (photo courtesy of

– if you believe in putting faith to friendship above dating;

Keeping the Faith (photo courtesy of

– if you believe in adjusting and giving up comfort zone;

About a Boy (photo courtesy of

– if you believe in admitting that your true love is the one you leave behind when you’re young;

13 Going on 30 (photo courtesy of

– if you believe in finding love again after being with what you think of as the one, briefly.

Definitely Maybe (photo courtesy of

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Posted by on 07/14/2012 in Blog, English, Film, Personal


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