I was surprised this week’s Thursday Movie Picks for me ended up being about romance again, because all my picks are from romantic movies. Maybe because they are the only non-musical movies that somehow work with random musical scenes? I don’t know, but all these scenes popped into my head, and the movies they are from are pretty good too!
1. MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING (1997)
This is a pretty bitter sweet movie, and it’s one of my favourites from Julia Roberts. The scene that came to mind though, was all about Rupert Everett, who busts out a I say a little prayer in the middle of nowhere. But it works, and if that’s not enough, Cameron Diaz is a trooper of a woman, who constantly embarrasses herself, including singing so badly in this movie that it’s actually cute.
2. 500 DAYS OF SUMMER (2009)
Guys, this movie is almost 10 years old!? That just messed me up a little, because I still remember when it came out and my Joseph Gordon-Levitt fangirling was at its peak! Plus, this was actually the first scene I thought about, even though it’s not my favourite on the list. This musical parody dance scene to Hall & Oat’s You Make My Dreams works so well in 500 Days of Summer, that without it, this movie would not be as precious!
3. 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (1999)
Almost started to cry when I watched this scene of Heath Ledger singing Can’t Take My Eyes of Off You.. it’s my favourite song moment in any movie, including musicals! It works, it is romantic, and it’s especially amazing because up until that moment, you think Patrick would never serenade Kat. Then he sings that, and you think to yourself, why doesn’t Patrick sing all his lines, because him singing, smiling with such joy, it’s all just so perfect.
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