by Isobel Walster
Settling down at home in the evening and watching a film is one of our favorite things to do, especially now that so many new films are available on tv services like Netflix and NowTV. However, it can be so hard to choose what to watch so here, we’ve listed our top three romantic comedies; a crowd-pleasing genre that anyone can enjoy. If you love film, you should consider getting a Home Cinema installed for the ultimate viewing experience.
Pretty Woman was released in 1990 and stars serial rom-com star Julia Roberts, and heart throb Richard Gere. The plot is a modern Cinderella style tale which follows the story of escort Vivian who meets a wealthy businessman Edward when he asks for her services. The two find themselves forming an unlikely bond yet challenges arise as Vivian struggles to accept payments as her feelings grow, and Edward has to learn to let go of his misconceptions of women in Vivian’s line of work. A power struggle develops, and Vivian undergoes a delightful makeover to prove a point to Edward. Despite covering some topics in a way which may not be deemed acceptable 20 years later, Pretty Woman is a fun watch.
Released in 1999 and again featuring the brilliant Julia Roberts, this time alongside Hugh Grant, Notting Hill follows the story of an average Joe who falls for a Hollywood star after she visits his book shop during a promotional trip to London. William decides to pursue Anna by interviewing her under the guise of working for a well-known magazine, and soon the pair begin to spend more and more time with one another. Of course, their hugely different lifestyles throw various challenges in their way including Anna having a movie star boyfriend who causes Will to lose confidence in his own ability to meet her needs. Despite setbacks the pair realise that their love for one another is not something they can live without, resulting in some heartfelt reconciliation scenes.
Bridget Jones’ Diary
Bridget Jones, played by Renee Zellweger is a thirty something single woman trying to navigate a career, social life, demanding parents, and a variety of love interests. There are three movies in total which are based on the best-selling Bridget Jones books and throughout, there are two key potential partners played by Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. The former represents the typical ‘bad boy’ image who manages to manipulate Bridget into thinking he is different on multiple occasions, and the latter presents a much more sensible but potentially condescending option. The two men compete for Bridget’s affections with some hilarious consequences.
If you’re looking for an easy and enjoyable film to watch, Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, and Bridget Jones’ Diary would all make excellent choices; with relatable characters for you to invest in and plenty of laugh out loud out moments to enjoy with friends and family. For more entertainment tips, take a look at zenrupton.com.