Is romance in your relationship always so serious? How is that working out for you and your husband? Maybe it’s time to try humor.
Here’s a romance test for you. Would your husband rather cuddle up with you on the couch and watch a) The Notebook; a gorgeously romantic tear-jerker of a movie or b) watch dust settle on the flat screen TV.
Well, when you put it that way, I guess I’d have to say my husband would rather polish the silver than watch a movie like The Notebook or The Bridges of Madison County. Now, my husband can get all sweet and romantic-like, but he’s more likely to cuddle up to a movie with a few, good laughs. Those serious romantic movies tend to make his eyes glaze over.
A date night at home has to be relaxing. Otherwise, where’s the romance? If I’ve learned anything about my husband, it’s that a few laughs in a relaxed atmosphere is the best romantic remedy we can have in our busy lives. Thanks to Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Matt Dillon, Owen Wilson, Adam Sandler, and Ben Stiller, we have wonderful, warm laughs… with kisses mixed in!
Have you seen any good, romantic comedies lately? My husband’s favorite funny movies are now some of my favorites, too! Take a look at just a few picks for our favorite date night movies.
The Princess Bride (1987): Is this a kissing book? The Princess Bride is the story of a woman who is being forced to marry a cold, evil prince, while her true love tries to stop the wedding. I don’t know how many times I tried to get my husband to watch this movie until finally I just put the movie in, clicked play, and hid the remote. It’s now one of his favorite movies. He likes it because of the comedy and the fighting. I love it because it’s just a joy to watch.
Groundhog Day (1993): After reluctantly going to cover Punksatawney Phil for Groundhog Day, a cynical weatherman gets stuck living the same day over repeatedly, until he gets it right. This is a Bill Murray classic. The love story is woven throughout the repeated day as he tries to figure out how to win the woman’s heart, and learns about living life in the process. You’ll want to watch this movie again and again to pick up on subtle things that you’ll miss the first time. Great fun!
Wedding Crashers (2005): Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are at their hilarious best in this movie. They are two divorce mediators all week and ‘wedding crashers’ on the weekend. They don’t just sneak into weddings to meet women, they make themselves part of the party. They dance, get in the pictures, and make up stories about who they know… and everyone believes them. Eventually, you know there has to be a love entanglement or two. There are some love and life lessons to learn. You’ll enjoy this light-hearted pick.
The Wedding Singer (1998): Adam Sandler plays a 1980′s wedding singer, Robbie, who is a classic example of everything we knew and loved… even the mullet hairstyle! He meets and befriends the lovely Julia, the waitress at the wedding reception hall. Robbie sinks into despair when his fiance leaves him at the altar. Julia is going to marry a man that is just all wrong. There are so many funny and touching moments, that you’ll want to watch this movie over again and again to catch it all. Oh, and, the song Robbie sings to Julia, ‘Grow Old With You’, will brings tears to your eyes… and your husband, too.
Fun With Dick and Jane (2005): Life is good for Dick and Jane, until the stock collapses at the company that Dick works for, and he’s made to be the fall guy. Losing all their money, their home, and their respectability in the community, tips the couple right over the edge. Off they go on a ridiculously funny blue-collar crime spree. But, when things take an unexpected turn, they turn their crime spree into something to heal the working people and the town. Jim Carrey is funny, crazy, and sweet, all at the same time. Lots of laughs and a warm ending.
Love Actually (2003): This is really eight movies in one. Short stories that tell about love, romantic love, family love between a father and son, siblings, and friends. This is a truly touching movie, but has enough laughs and light moments to keep your husband awake and interested… and laughing. Good laughs and many gentle moments to remember. Cuddle up, grab the tissues, and be ready to learn a thing or two about the meaning of love.
It’s hard to always take romance seriously. And if your husband is like mine, romance needs to be fun! Pop in a romantic, funny movie, cuddle up, and get ready to relax and enjoy each other… and the movie!
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