Monday, August 26, 2019

List: Ten life lessons learned from romantic comedies.


Recently I watched a spoof movie on romantic comedies called Isn't it Romantic.  
The movie stars Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth.  It pokes fun of many famous rom-coms.
It made me laugh so hard that I needed pain medication to soothe my aching abdominal muscles.
Note-  If you recently had a stomach surgery like me, do not watch this movie.  It will hurt!

The main character in the movie was taught from a little girl that romantic comedies were evil.  
She was told that they fill girl's minds with false expectations regarding love, life, and careers.
This got me thinking.  While I agree that most of these films are fantasy, there is always a moral to the story.

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Ten life lessons learned from romantic comedies.

1.  The Devil Wears Prada
"That's what happens when you start doing well at work. Let me know when your entire life goes up in smoke, means it's time for a promotion."
How disgustingly true is this one?  It really hits home for me!
I'm at the height of my career and it costs me days away from home and my babies every month.

2.  La La Land
"They worship everything and they value nothing."
The modern world and the people in it have adapted to a life that everything is easily replaced.
Instead of valuing something, we temporarily appreciate it until we're ready for the upgrade.

3.  He's Just Not That Into You
"A wise person once told me that if a guy wants to be with a girl, he will make it happen, no matter what."
I wholeheartedly believe this.  If someone wants to be with you, they will be.
A good friend of mine needs to hear this.  She's been ghosted twice already and still takes him back!

4.  Clueless
"Until mankind is peaceful enough not to have violence on the news, there's no point in taking it out of shows that need it for entertainment value."
While I wouldn't word it this way, it's very true!  Like, totally...
Society has learned to point fingers at movies, shows, and games instead of holding the people accountable.

5.  Mean Girls
"There are two kinds of evil people, people who do evil stuff, and people who see evil stuff being done and don’t try to stop it."
As a self proclaimed expert in all things Mean Girls, this movie is full of wisdom.
It tackles bullying, low self esteem, peer pressure, and THIS.  Being present but quiet doesn't make innocence.

6.  Mean Girls
“Calling someone else fat doesn’t make you any skinnier, calling someone else stupid doesn’t make you any smarter, and ruining Regina George’s life definitely didn’t make me any happier."
...because just one quote from Mean Girls wasn't enough...
This preaches that two wrongs don't make a right and that pointing out a problem doesn't fix it.

7.  How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
"...because you can't lose something you never had."
This quote is great because it's so versatile.  I also say this to my kids embarrassingly often...
We've all mourned things that we've never owned in the first place.  Instead, focus on obtaining it.

8.  The Proposal
"There’s a reason I’ve been alone all this time. I’m comfortable that way."
Sometimes you need to look past your comfort zone and step out of it.
In order to make room for someone in your life, change is inevitable.  Learn to embrace it.

9.  27 Dresses
"You know how the bride makes her entrance and everybody turns to look at her?  That’s when I look at the groom.  Because his face says it all, you know?  The pure love there."
This movie is full of life lessons, but this is the quote that stuck in my head.
Every wedding I attend you can find me staring at the groom.  I promise the look is real!

10.  My Big Fat Greek Wedding
"Let me tell you something Toula.  The man is the head, but the woman is the neck and she can turn the head any way she wants."
I could probably write an entire post on this movie and my favorite quotes.
While that's true, the above snip it and spraying Windex on mosquito bites were my biggest takeaways.

What is your favorite life lesson learned from a Rom Com?

14 comments:

  1. Number 3 could also mean he is a stalker, just saying lol Comfort sure can leave one in their own little rut and single as can be. Yeah, finger pointing on games and movies and such has always been there, meanwhile people have been violent long before movies even existed, even more so back then, so stupid in every way to blame them and not the people/parents/law making morons.

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    1. lol Please, noooo stalkers!!!

      I do agree that movies/games that praise violence may desensitize a weaker person's mind, but I don't believe it makes a person violent. A person is violent because they want to be.

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  2. I forgot Priyanka Chopra is in it too, such a vile woman, she is supposed to be a UN ambassador (I don't know on what crazy grounds) but I heard her inspiring people to go to war a few weeks ago. Hope Nicky divorces that black widow like Liam ditched that wreck of his looney wife too!

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    1. Is she? I don't know much about her. Why would she be a UN ambassador? That's so weird! Liam Hemsworth just seems like an all around catch. Miley sometimes looked generally happy with him, but mostly looks trashy and dirty to me.

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    2. Which is why it was so rich when one of her friends said they split because of Liam's drinking and drugs problem, yeah, right.... the silliest thing I've ever heard. He looks fresh and edible every time she looks like she crawled out of a hospital dumpster bin :)

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    3. I was reading an article yesterday about her song that she released about him and the breakup. There is a line in there about her being sick of the whiskey and the pills. She comes across as sleepy and dirty, but not sure about a liar. What do you think?? Seeing him as a drunken pill popper would break my heart!

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  3. "A wise person once told me that if a guy wants to be with a girl, he will make it happen, no matter what."
    I wholeheartedly believe this. If someone wants to be with you, they will be.

    Not 100% true, some guys often think that women aren't into them. They're out of their league, no point in trying. Women rarely are direct in what they want, and they play games often enough. Of all the ladies wondering where the "good guys" are, they never thought maybe they should re examine their outlook.

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    1. Ohh interesting perspective. Insecurity is bound to happen on both ends and of course it plays a role. As far as the good guys, being shy doesn’t make them a good person. I know lots of closet jerks. Shy and soft spoke in public, but behind closed doors are abusive.

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  4. I love Rebel Wilson (and Liam too!) so I'll definitely have to watch this one soon. Maybe this weekend. I am overdue for a good laugh!

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I also took away the Windex from the movie, but also "Why dis cake have a hole in it?" I can't look at a bundt cake without quoting that movie every single time!

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    1. Let me know how you like the movie. Either I had a serious case of the giggles, or it was hysterical.

      Hahaha. I love that part. “It’s a ccaaakkkee!”

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  5. I enjoy romantic comedies. One of my favorites is Crazy Stupid Love because Willy Dunne Wooters is in it using his nickname, Ryan Gosling. What did I learn from it? Well, Willy Dunne Wooters looks a tiny bit better in the movies than in person, and don't cheat on the person you love. I already knew the don't cheat part. I also love My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I haven't figured out how to be Willy Dunne Wooters' neck, though.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Lol. I’m not a fan of the popular Ryan’s, including Ryan Gosling. My taste is more of the Hemsworth brothers or Gerard Butler.

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