One of my favorite feel-good modern romantic comedies is The Holiday (2006). I initially watched it for Jude Law but came away from the film loving the story between Iris (Kate Winslet) and Arthur (played by the adorable Eli Wallach). There is a scene in the movie where Iris meets Arthur for the first time and he explains what a "meet-cute" is. Watch the sweet scene below:
I always wondered whether the film he describes existed and so was very excited when TCM aired a film called Blackbeard's Eighth Wife (1938) in which two people meet while purchasing pajamas (It's switched in the movie though - Cooper buys the top and Colbert the bottom). Unfortunately the scene is only on YouTube in Spanish.
I even liked Jack Black in this movie!
Anyway, this film gave me the idea for this blogathon and I thought, what better day to host this than on Valentine's Day! And, since there are unlimited films to choose from, I have decided to make it an annual event (hopefully lots of you will sign up). Films from any era will be allowed (and I guess if you really want to do a TV show that would be okay too) but since there are so many films featuring "meet-cutes" I ask that there be no duplicates. Please comment with your film choice and LINK TO YOUR BLOG and grab one of the banners below to advertise!! Looking forward to seeing what everyone picks!
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies: Summertime (1955)
Caftan Woman: Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
Cinematic Scribblings: Marriage Italian Style (1964)
The Midnite Drive-In: Urban Cowboy (1980)
The Story Enthusiast: Top Five Meet-Cutes
It Came From the Man Cave: The Big Sick (2017)
Realweegiemidget Reviews: Favorite Meet-Cute Moments
Musings of a Classic Film Addict: The Big Sleep (1946)
Critica Retro: Sunday in New York (1963)
Overture Books and Films: They All Laughed (1980)
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