— Margaret Chase Smith
Earlier I was paying the phone bill and my mom was beside me and she was getting really impatient waiting for the change so she was like, “Teh bilisan mo naman matutunaw na yung ice cream!" (cos we bought a tub of ice cream earlier at the grocery) then when the cashier gave me the change she was like, "Okay na po ma’am kainin nyo na po yung ice cream hahaha.”
I’m just saying my mom’s so charming most people adore her. If I was the one who said what she said the cashier would probably think, “THAT BITCH!!!” and throw the money in my face.
— Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
What to Watch this ❤ Month
You might be thinking, “What?! You’re posting this JUST NOW???”. I know this should have been posted at the beginning of the month, and it’s been days after Valentine’s Day, but so what? I believe in the saying “better late than never” and I really do want to share with you some good romantic movies that I have watched. I know we only have a few days before February is over, but really, it’s not like you can’t watch romantic films when it ain’t the month of luuurve.
1. Pretty Woman (1990)
"A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets… only to fall in love."
I watched it for the first time on Star Movies the other day and I cannot believe I’ve never watched it before! It’s a pretty bizarre concept, plus Richard Gere (so sexy in this movie unf) and Julia Roberts… Don’t make the same mistake that I did — watch it NOW!!!
2. Les Misérables (2012)
"Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit."
This just screams love and passion in so many ways.
3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
"A lonely, struggling writer becomes enchanted with his neighbor: an independent young woman who strives to be a high-climbing socialite with a penchance for high-fashion and wild parties. But, soon he uncovers the vulnerability she has at heart."
4. The Notebook (2004)
"A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences."
This is a must-watch this month. Yes, I’m one of those people — SUE ME.
5. About Time (2013)
"At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think."
Because you can’t watch just one romantic movie with Rachel McAdams in it.
6. Phantom of the Opera (2004)
"A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves."
Okay. You all know this is one of my many favorite love stories EVER, but even if it isn’t, it still is one of the greatest love stories there is, plus Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music, plus Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT.
7. Love Never Dies (2012)
"Having relocated to a vivacious amusement resort in Coney Island, The Phantom of the Paris Opera House uses a pseudonym to invite renowned soprano Christine Daaé to perform. She and her husband Raoul have no idea what lies in store."
If you decide to watch The Phantom of the Opera, of course you need to see what happens 10 years after. Warning: Emotionally damaging; might cause one or two (maybe even more) weeks of bawling after watching. (I’m talking from experience here)
8. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
"Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship."
Is it really impossible for men and women to be “just friends”? Well we’ve seen a lot of 21st century movies tackle that dilemma, but nothing really came close enough to this one. Billy Crystal being the oh so charming Harry and Meg Ryan faking an orgasm as Sally — I mean, come on. It sets the bar for rom-coms really high.
9. The Wedding Singer (1998)
"Robbie, the singer and Julia, the waitress are both engaged to be married but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other."
10. 50 First Dates (2004)
"Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he’s finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day."
11. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
"A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does."
"But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all." — THE FEELS.
12. Warm Bodies (2013)
"After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world."
A surprisingly good movie! We all have heard that “love changes everything”, but as drastic a change as turning zombies back into human beings was still surprising for me. Though it’s also in the “horror ” genre, this movie is cute, funny, and it has Nicholas Hoult. Don’t even try to argue with me on this.
13. Like Crazy (2011)
"A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she’s banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa."
14. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
"Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?"
Well what kind of fool would I be if I didn’t include a movie about Mr. and Mrs. Darcy? This is a real classic love story here. Like Candy Mag said, OTP even before there was a word for it.
— Elle Woods, Legally Blonde
— Samantha, Stuck in Love