This week's movie topic is all about Romance...
Today is our wedding anniversary. So since we've already recently covered Wedding films, we thought that instead we'd focus on the emotion of love, which is what drives a marriage after all. But most of us don't get to experience the type of love and romance that is portrayed in the movies. If you could live any movie's love story, which one would it be? Here's Molly's pick. Share your response on your blog and then link back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
For a long time I was head over heels for John Cusack because of his role as Lloyd. I just could not believe that someone could play that part so convincingly without having some of the same qualities inside. I have no idea if he does or not, but forever after I compared all guys to his portrayal of Lloyd. I wanted to find someone who would say that all they wanted to do for a living was to make me happy because they were good at it, just like Lloyd told Diane's father. I wanted someone to never give up on me, even if I made idiotic decisions. Lloyd's pure devotion to Diane led me to believe that there were guys like that in the world. It made me set a high standard for myself and taught me that if someone like that gives you their heart, don't ever - EVER - give them a pen. Recognize the goodness that exists for you and tell them you love them and never let them go.
And so after escaping from a relationship with a real jerk of a guy, I realized one day that a very good friend of mine named Andy wanted nothing more than to date me. And so I agreed. And I never gave him a pen - though I threatened to a thousand times while waiting year after year for him to propose. But then one dreary day, he brought me a dozen roses with the red ribbon threaded through a diamond ring. And he played me a selection of our songs on the CD player to act as a proposal playlist. And I said yes. Because I recognize a Lloyd Dobler moment when I see one.