I’m a big fan of English romantic comedies. I don’t know why exactly, except that I find that at the end of an American romantic comedy (typically starring Adam Sandler or Brittany Murphy or some other nightmare) at the end I feel just a wee bit number and stupider and manipulated.
But at the end of an English romantic comedy, I find that I can feel a whole range of things – warm, wistful, but most of all, I feel smart –
So, tell me, if I liked these movies …
Four Weddings and a Funeral (even with Andie MacDowell dragging it down)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (but I hated the sequel)
Fever Pitch (the Colin Firth version, not the Drew Barrymore version)
About a Boy
High Fidelity (What happens when Americans refuse to dumb down an English story? You get a damn good movie!)
An Awfully Big Adventure
… what should I see next?