These are some of my favorite conventional/unconventional couples of all time! I wholly recommend them for Valentine’s Day viewing, whether you’re a singleton like me or not!
1. 10 Things I Hate About You
” I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you’re always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact that you didn’t call. But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.”
2. Lars and the Real Girl
You can’t miss out on a great film like Lars and the Real Girl. Yes, it’s about a slightly delusional adult male and his anatomically correct yet chaste plastic girlfriend, but this quirky romantic comedy has a whole lot of heart and wonderful acting! (And Ryan Gosling!)
3. Bride and Prejudice
This is the Indian Bollywood version of Jane Austen’s classic 19th century novel Pride and Prejudice. ‘Nuff said.
I tried to choose a quote to share from this movie…..but just couldn’t. It’s too marvelous. It’s too classic. Yes I am one of those saps who loves Romeo and Juliet. Yes I am a Baz Lurhmann fan. And yes, I think Clare Danes and Leo do an excellent job. If you don’t agree with me on any of these points, I think you might need to get your head checked.
5. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Read the book, see the movie. It is a wonderful unconventional first date story that makes me want to see New York City and never chew gum again all at the same time!