I love movies. I don’t mean I’m a casual watcher of movies—I REALLY love movies. I have a degree in film. Other than books and TV, movies are my life. I haven’t seen every movie on earth and we most likely have a different view on film favorites. However, it’s the season of love so lets talk about some of my favorite romantic movies. These are all movies that are romantic to me. I’m going to put each movie in different categories. Big, obvious pulls like Pretty Women or The Notebook won’t be on here because they’re kinda a given, or they’re not necessarily my favorites.
“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” – Dr. Seuss
“I like your boots!”
AHHHHH!!! THE FEELS!!!! MY EMOTIONS, MY HEART!!!!
Okay, I got it out of my system. I have just come home from seeing Love, Simon, the new movie based on Becky Albertalli’s novel Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda. I have been waiting for this movie to come out for ages. The book is so heartwarming and hilarious, about a closeted teen who has a secret online relationship with a secret admirer. Ugh, I suck at explaining things, here is the movie premise from Wikipedia:
Simon Spier is a closeted gay teenager attending high school in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Simon has yet to inform his family or friends about his sexual orientation and has begun communicating with an anonymous fellow closeted classmate who goes by the pseudonym “Blue” online, using his own pseudonym of “Jacques”. This email exchange is uncovered by fellow classmate Martin, who blackmails Simon by threatening to out him to the entire school unless he helps Martin get a date with one of Simon’s best friends. Simon is then forced to balance his friends, his family, and the blackmailer, while simultaneously attempting to discover the identity of the anonymous classmate he has fallen in love with online.