However we ridicule love stories, we all love them! One reason for this may be we see ourselves in place of the leading romantic pair. And if the direction and performances in the film are excellent we easily get engrossed, till the hero and heroine unite! Here are top five romantic comedies of all times, though it is difficult to choose among the best ones!
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
‘Sweet Home Alabama’ starring Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen and Josh Lucas and directed by Andy Tennant is among the top wedding comedies released in 2002. The storyline of the film is, Melanie Carmichael is an upcoming fashion designer with excellent career and has tried her best to set herself in the city of New York. She is socially very active and has a nice boyfriend. But she has a rather bad past with her hometown of Alabama and a husband who doesn’t agree to divorce her. And she has to think over this again, when her current boyfriend proposes her. So, to settle the matter she travels back to Alabama where she finds that the life she is spending in New York might not have been good in any case.
The Wedding Date (2005)
Starring Amy Adams, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney and Jack Davenport and directed by Clare Kilner, ‘The Wedding Date’ is among the best wedding comedies so far. It was released in 2005. The story is utmost romantic and captivating, added with natural performance of the actors. Kat (played by Debra Messing) doesn’t want to confront her ex-beau whom she is to meet during her sister’s wedding. Therefore she hires Nick (Dermot Mulroney) to play the role of her beau for the day. During the day, Nick acts so well that everyone believes that they both are in true love and finally they too find they really are.
License To Wed (2007)
Superb performance and direction are the key points of a good movie, which is proved by ‘License To Wed’. The storyline is, Sadie (played by Mandy Moore) and Ben (John Krasinski) are in love and though Ben wants to marry in the Caribbean, he agrees to Sadie’s wish to marry in her family Church, St. Augustine’s. But the only free day for two years in the church’s schedule is after three weeks and the eccentric minister of the church, Frank (Robin Williams) makes the couple undergo his pre-nuptial course of chastity, in which he forces to do a lot of weird things, because of which the couple starts hating each other and thinks that the wedding should be cancelled and Sadie goes to Jamaica. But though Ben’s friend tries to convince him that he can get many girls like her, Ben too goes to Jamaica after her and writes his wedding vows in the sands on which she is impressed and Frank, who too has reached there, marries them there. The film was released in 2007.
The Big Wedding (2013)
An utmost hilarious film ‘The Big Wedding’ is a story of a couple who has divorced long back, but they pretend to be still married because their families have united for the occasion of their wedding. Directed by Justin Zackham, the film is adorned with splendid performances of Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl and Diane Keaton.
27 Dresses (2008)
Released in 2008, ’27 Dresses’ is another hilarious film full of love triangles. Directed by Anne Fletcher and starring Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Edward Burns and Malin Akeman, the film is indeed engrossing. The story is, Jane (Katherine Heigl) who has attended 27 weddings as a bridesmaid meets Kevin (James Marsden) at a wedding who drops her home in a cab and bores her with his cynical thoughts about a marriage. He finds her day-planner after she leaves and uses it to write a story as a part of his job as a journalist. On the other hand, Tess (Malin Akerman) who is Jane’s sister, falls in love with Jane’s boss, George (played by Edward Burns), who Jane too has fallen in love with. The film is filled with many twists and turns, and ultimately fun.