Monday, February 22, 2010

In honor of Valentine's Day, who are some of your favorite book or movie couples?

Valentine's Day may be behind us, but love is definitely still in the air. Is there ever really a bad time to watch When Harry Met Sally or to gush about your fave romantic comedy leads? FYI, Mark Ruffalo is one of my favorites. I like that he’s not your typical leading man. He was so adorable opposite Jennifer Garner in 13 Going on 30 and I loved him with Reese Witherspoon in Just Like Heaven. Mark’s character didn’t even have a romantic storyline in You Can Count on Me and yet he still had me blushing.

On the romantic fantasy level, of course I was rooting for Aragorn and Arwen in The Lord of the Rings. And yes, Katsa and Po in Kristin Cashore’s awesome book, Graceling had my heart racing.

And if you haven’t seen it yet, you have to check out the movie Love and Basketball (2000) starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps as Monica and Quincy. Such a swoon-worthy couple! The film follows Monica and Quincy from their first meeting at age 11—when Quincy and his parents moved in next door to Monica—through high school and college. Both kids are wild about basketball with dreams of going pro. Their shared passion for the sport brings them closer, but also makes them deliciously competitive.

I’ll stop now so as not to give anything away. Happy viewing!

1 comment:

Jennifer Echols said...

Oh, I remember when Love and Basketball came out. I meant to see it at the time. LOVE Omar. I will have to check this out--thanks for reminding me!