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Old 07-21-2011, 07:18 PM   #21
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There is no "best of all time." But there are many better than WHMS.

The first to spring to mind are Groundhog Day, The 40 Year Old Virgin and Annie Hall... but given some thought, I'm sure most of us could come up with a pretty long list...


WHMS is my favorite and I have a guilty pleasure love of the "genre."

Also, I've never thought of the films you mentioned as romantic comedies. Nonetheless, Groundhog Day is great but doesn't compare to WHMS.

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Best of all-time? Eh, I don't know. I think it's definitely one of the best movies and probably funniest of that year, though. It probably should have been nominated for best pic (or was it?)
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WHMS is my favorite and I have a guilty pleasure love of the "genre."

Also, I've never thought of the films you mentioned as romantic comedies. Nonetheless, Groundhog Day is great but doesn't compare to WHMS.

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Groundhog Day is a much better film than WHMS.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:52 PM   #24
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No offense to anyone but groundhog day sucked.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:18 AM   #25
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Comparing Groundhog Day to WHMS is like apples & oranges...both are great movies.
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Comparing Groundhog Day to WHMS is like apples & oranges...both are great movies.
Yes, you make a good point. I'm not sure about pigeon-holing or force-fitting films into a category and then selecting a "best" from the result.

In some ways I find these two films do have more in common than some other comdies in that they both have a character who starts out being very self-centered and obnoxious and grows and matures before our eyes through time. There is a depth or seriousness that is lacking in most comedies. However, I don't think of "Groundhog Day" as a "romantic comedy".....

They are both superb films. "When Harry Met Sally..." us amongst the best romantic comedies but it clearly has competition in the top drawer category. I think "Notting Hill" is of similar quality. Many people think "Breakfast at Tiffany's" tops all of these. I am not in agreement but, so it goes.
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I don't think WHMS is the best ever, but it was the one that set the pace for the rush of romantic comedies that came out in the 90s, and it probably is one of the best in substance. Many romantic comedies that came out after did not have the story line that this or Sleepless In Seattle had. To me those are true core romantic comedies.

I like Breakfast at Tiffany's, but I don't think it is anything like the type of movie that WHMS is. Back in time they did not do romantic comedies the way WHMS set the tone. Maybe I am just too young.
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I don't think WHMS is the best ever, but it was the one that set the pace for the rush of romantic comedies that came out in the 90s, and it probably is one of the best in substance. Many romantic comedies that came out after did not have the story line that this or Sleepless In Seattle had. To me those are true core romantic comedies.

I like Breakfast at Tiffany's, but I don't think it is anything like the type of movie that WHMS is. Back in time they did not do romantic comedies the way WHMS set the tone. Maybe I am just too young.
I agree that the style or tone of romantic comedies tends to change in different eras even if one was to just follow Audrey Hepburn films. "Roman Holiday" and "Sabrina" from the 50's are not of the same ilk as "Breakfast at Tiffany's"...

....Rock Hudson and Doris Day films have yet a different feel with the comedy coming off a different viewpoint towards relationships (bedroom farce).
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I don't think WHMS is the best ever, but it was the one that set the pace for the rush of romantic comedies that came out in the 90s, and it probably is one of the best in substance. Many romantic comedies that came out after did not have the story line that this or Sleepless In Seattle had. To me those are true core romantic comedies.

I like Breakfast at Tiffany's, but I don't think it is anything like the type of movie that WHMS is. Back in time they did not do romantic comedies the way WHMS set the tone. Maybe I am just too young.
This reminds me why I have an opinion of nearly all of these inside each films dedicated thread, and why I have not seen more than a few of them.
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Have you seriously never seen this??!? Easily the best romantic comedy of all time, and just one of the best comedies of all time. And what's more, it's just as good the 100th time as it is the 1st. Definitely check it out!
I have to agree, great movie all the way around regardless of a movie category.
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While browsing Target, I noticed this was now part of their $5 BD selections. FYI
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While browsing Target, I noticed this was now part of their $5 BD selections. FYI
Picked this up at Target today for $4. I had forgotten how great this film is.
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