What’s Your Favorite Romantic Comedy Centered on a Lie?
Today, I’m looking to see what is your favorite romantic comedy based on a lie.
Pop Culture Theme Time is a feature where I put a question to you to see what you think about a particular theme. I might later revisit the theme for a future Drawing Crazy Patterns or Top Five.
This time around, I’m interested in the classic romantic comedy trope where the plot of the movie is based on a lie.
My pick is The Shop Around the Corner, the classic film where Jimmy Stewart plays a man who discovers that his pen pal that he has fallen in love with is also his colleague at work that he fights with all of the time.
It’s a wonderfully told film (the remake, You’ve Got Mail, is decent based just on the good aspects of The Shop Around the Corner).
That’s my pick, what’s yours?
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3 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite Romantic Comedy Centered on a Lie?”
More comedy than romance (as opposed to bromance) but Y Tu Mama Tambien.
I’d vote for Julia Roberts movie “My Best Friends Wedding”.
Juila Roberts lies to the would-be bride that she’ll be her maid of honor, while Julia plans to steal the love of her life away from the would-be bride.
I probably like it as it proceeds the opposite of the standard rom-com.
My all-time favorite and it’s an oldie goes to “Same Time Next Year”(Alan Alda & Ellen Burstyn). Johnny Mathis’ singing during the interludes is an added bonus.
Runner-up goes to “Tootsie” (Dustin Hoffman).