I have asked Railyn Stone to join me on my Romantic Comedy Film Week. She has chosen one of my favorite movies. (I do believe this was my first date with my husband and is one of those movies I can't watch without quoting along.)
1. Favorite Romantic Comedy
My favorite romantic comedy of all time is Pretty Woman. I absolutely fell in love with this movie when it first came out and I watch it every time it comes on.
2. Why is this your go to movie?
Pretty Woman just automatically brings a smile to my face because the movie epitomizes a certain level of acceptance that I think transcends time. It’s hard to put into words but since the beginning of time any relationship that was worth fighting for had two people who just accepted each other for who they were. Good and bad. That happens in this movie. Even with the ‘profession’ Vivian had and the aloofness that Edward possessed, both of them looked passed those things and found out who each other truly were. Plus it was nice to see the ‘wrong’ kind of girl, get the ‘right’ kind of guy.
3. What memories does it bring up when you watch it?
I absolutely love fast cars. I fell in love with cars when I was younger and the Lotus Esprit was one I had a poster of on my wall as a teenage girl. It reminds me of how much of a dreamer I was then and reminds me to continue to pursue my dreams. Like the guy at the end of the movie asks, “What’s your dream?”
4. Are your characters in your books molded after these movie characters?
I think in a way my characters do have aspects of the characters from the movie. In my book A Secret to Keep, Gates McCall was every bit of a workaholic not unlike Edward. He pushed down his own feelings to keep from dealing with the pain of his lack of a relationship with his father and also losing the woman he loved.
5. Do you have a favorite quote from this movie?
It’s the scene where she was trying to floss her teeth and he thought she was doing drugs. I love it when he says, “It’s just that very few people surprise me.” And then she says, “You’re lucky. Most of them shock the hell out of me.” I tend to agree with her. Most shock the hell out of me too.
6. Can you list of your top 5 Romantic Comedy movies?
It’s really hard to narrow it down to 5 favorites, but I know these are the ones I watch every time they come on.
1) Pretty Woman
2) The Wedding Date
3) The Princess Bride
4) Coming to America
5) Love and Other Drugs
Rainy Stone is an author with 5 Prince Publishing. You can check out her books and find her contact info at 5 Prince Publishing.
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