Watching TV and movies is one of my most favourite things to do. I used to be a little bit ashamed of admitting this – some consider it a “lazy” pastime. Now I don’t give a fuck who knows. I friggen’ love it! A comfy couch, a blanket, something yummy to snack on and a hot cuppa while watching the newest release or an all time classic. What’s not to love about that?!
While some movies are fun to watch; full of suspense; a jam-packed rom-com; or a real tear jerker, it’s the couples that I fall in love with the most. And there are some couples that stick with me long after the movie has finished, drawing me back time and time again to revisit their magic. Here are some of my fave movie couples.
Joaquín Phoenix and Reece Witherspoon
Today I watched “Walk The Line”, the movie based on the true story of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Joaquín and Reece were the perfect pairing for this tale. They completely engulfed their characters and made me believe that they really were who they portrayed in the film. The fact that in real life Joaquín was going through his own drug problems while filming this movie made it all the more believable. Fun (or not so fun) Fact: The family home that was featured in the movie John and June lived in from when they got married in 1968 to when they died six months apart in 2003 was bought by Barry Gibb and his wife when they died. While renovating the home, there was a fire and it completely burned to the ground.
Leo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet
Okay, let’s talk about “Titanic” and my love for Jack and Rose. Some may love or hate this movie. I for one love it. It’s not a movie that I watch that often but when I do I still cry every time. The poorest ship’s traveller falling in love with the rich girl, sparing his life for hers (although seriously, they both could’ve fit on that piece of timber). Kate and Leo should be together in real life and making babies. For real.
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey
“Dirty Dancing” wasn’t destined to be a big hit when they made it. How wrong they were! Johnny and Baby were the shit. Although she was underage (she was only 16) or did that not matter in the 60s? How did that work? I could watch the final dance over and over and over and over and over … you get my drift.
Dorothy and Scarecrow
“Wizard of Oz” is an amazing movie. A timeless classic made in 1939 that can still pull an audience. Dorothy and Scarecrow aren’t a romantic pairing but I just can’t go past them. Meeting by chance along the yellow brick road and becoming lifelong bff’s, now that’s special. Scarecrow would do anything for Dorothy, even stepping in front of her to save her from the Wicked Witch of the West and consequently being set on fire. The best line of the movie has to be when Dorothy says to Scarecrow, “I think I’m going to miss you most of all.” Oh, it kills me.
Allie and Noah
The best thing about Allie and Noah from “The Notebook” is that they are featured as a young couple played by Rachael McAdams and Ryan Gosling, and an older couple played by Gena Rowlands and James Garner. I’m a big fan of James Garner, especially as a 1960s actor playing alongside Doris Day. What a dish! I’ve read most of Nicholas Sparks’ novels and seen the movies that have come from these novels but this one would have to be my fave. When older Allie towards the end of the movie realises that the story that Noah is reading her is about them – pass me the tissues! Tears every time ! So beautiful.
Honourable mentions have to go to:
Danny and Sandy from “Grease”
Ellen and Nicholas from “Move Over Darling” (if you haven’t seen this movie, please do. It’s Doris Day and James Garner made in 1963. It’s brilliant)
Vivian and Edward from “Pretty Woman”
Harry and Sally from “When Harry Met Sally”
Bella and Edward from “Twilight”
Andie and Duckie from “Pretty in Pink”
What’s your favourite movie couple? Do you share one of mine or do you have one of your own?
Happy movie watching …