This is my month! Not just in terms of it being all about romance for Thursday Movie Picks but it’s my BIRTHDAY MONTH! This year, after the hell 2020 was, I’ve decided to sort of celebrate throughout the month. Just have fun with it. I have a vacation coming up and I just hope to fully book my days with stuff I love. But I digress, we’re here for romance tropes and fake relationships! For those who do not yet know I love a fake relationship trope to hell and back. It’s fun, it’s weird and it just brings me joy. The trope itself is more common in books I feel like so picking three movies was harder but not impossible. No theme within a theme (unless you count underrated movies a theme) because there’s not a lot of fake relationship movies out there and that’s a shame.
You guys!!!! Remember Picture Perfect? The Jennifer Aniston movie where she pretends she has a fiancé to impress her boss. I think, and I can be wrong, this was my first introduction to the fake relationship trope. So I mean this could be the beginning of it all, this is the start of my obsession. Picture Perfect itself is not perfect but honestly 90’s rom coms are just dear to my heart whatever happens in them. They just have so much charm that has been lost along the way so it’s very easy to love them now. Anyway, getting carried away now because I just realised I need to rewatch this cute movie in the near future.
Everyone hates this, at least that’s what the scores around the web tell me but y’all, I love it! The Wedding Date was one of the movies I defended during the Against the Crowd Blogathon a while back and I still stand by it. It’s not perfect but have you all seen the crap Netflix puts out? The romance genre is slowly dying into Hallmark territory across all the streaming platforms and I’m hating every minute of it. The Wedding Date as its name says is about a woman hiring a man to be her date for her sister’s wedding. Debra Messing is cute as hell here, Dermot Mulroney delivers the goods and Amy Adams and Jack Davenport are great too. There’s a bit of drama too but mostly it’s just charming.
The mother of fake relationship trope movies, the father of the fake it until you make it, the movie that I absolutely love and will always consider as the last good rom com of our time (until they bring back the genre in its full glory that is) – The Proposal! This is gold. This is perfection. There’s no better duo to witness on screen than Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds! The power dynamics here alone are amazing to witness, the wit, the cleverness and BETTY WHITE! If I could watch just one romance movie until I die, this would be it. 90’s movies are great and all but The Proposal… it’s just that dear to my heart.
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