Aw, it’s Valentine’s Day. Galentine’s Day. Palentine’s. Vowelentine’s. Owlentine’s. Cowlentine’s. Whatever you’re feeling today, here’s to ya!
(Been playing too much Spelling Bee, in case you can’t tell.)
I am an unapologetic fan of romantic comedies. Some people like mysteries. Some people like thrillers. I love a storyline that ends well, with a ton of intrigue and crossed wires and standing on top of the Empire State Building wondering if Cary Grant—or Tom Hanks, if you’re going with the Sleepless in Seattle version—is going to show up.
At our morning Zoom, I polled the team for rom com suggestions, and instantly there was a ton of love expressed for two movies.
Rom Com No. 1
Always Be My Maybe, a 2019 hit on Neflix. Don’t even watch the trailer above—just get over to Netflix where you will find Randall Park and Ali Wong (also the director) being completely adorable for one hour and 42 minutes.
Rom Com No. 2
Someone Great. Another 2019 Netflix winner—three friends being awesome to each other, helping one of them through a gruesome breakup. With an epic romp in New York. Here’s the trailer, but really, trailers give away too much these days. Just hop over to Netflix.
And if you want to go for 24/7 rom com immersion, here’s a great set of rom coms curated by (yes) Good Housekeeping. Happy to discover a bunch of new ones, and I thought I’d seen them all.
Happy Scowlentine’s Day! Or Growlentine’s Day! Or, even, Valentine’s Day!
Love love love,