Welcome to day 2 of the Valentine’s Day Countdown/Bash! Yesterday I kicked things off by sharing one of my favorite romantic movie movies of all time: A Kiss On A Boat. While yesterday’s movie moment was a tear-jerker, this week’s movie moment is one that induces laughter and smiles every time I watch it. Read on for today’s movie moment and another entry opportunity for the Valentine’s Day grand prizes (pictured below). If you missed yesterday’s post and/or forgot what we’re playing for, you can always go back to yesterdays post here to read up on the prizes and first entry method: http://www.elisemarion.com/2013/02/01/valentines-day-countdownbash-day-1-a-kiss-on-a-boat-contest/
All entry methods are open until the contest ends, so feel free to enter yesterday’s as well as today’s if you are just joining us. The Rafflecopter widget below is the same one I used yesterday and is the same one I’ll be using for every day of the contest, so if the first task is marked off, you’ve already done it!
Now for our second movie moment of the week. The 90s are what I lovingly refer to as the ‘Golden Age’ of the Romantic Comedy, when girls like Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Renee Zellweger, and Julia Stiles ruled the silver screen with their ‘I’m pretty but quirky’ aesthetics and a true flair for the kind of comedy that women can get into. And let’s not forget the hunky guys that fall in love with them. Because who can resist a girl who’s hot but doesn’t know it, has a sense of humor, and makes a fool of herself in front of said guy in order to win his heart? It’s a win-win situation.
One of my favorite Rom-Coms is Ten Things I Hate About You starring the late, great Heath Ledger. Even then, it was plain to see that the boy with the long hair playing a high school rebel would someday blossom into an incredible actor. His portrayal of the Joker years later would prove us all right.
His most charismatic (I believe) moments of the movie, is when he steps into the ‘making a fool of myself for love’ shoes and takes a stroll up and down stadium bleachers while belting out “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” to the surly and jaded Julia Stiles. Who can resist such a gesture? Who says no to a guy who gets an entire marching band to back him up while he struts back and forth while singing over a loudspeaker in front of the entire girls soccer team? For a high school guy, it’s a pretty inventive and romantic thing to do, and while we all know no guy in high school is ever this thoughtful (at least they weren’t when I was in school), the teenage girl in all of us would like to think that there was at least one like Heath. And at the end of the song when he flashes that 1000 megawatt smile … well, let’s just call that the icing on the cake.
For today’s entry, comment below with the most embarrassing and/or entertaining thing you’ve done for love, or had someone do for you. The greatest grand gesture. Maybe it could make the video reels of America’s Funniest Home Videos, but it brought you and your significant other closer together. Anything goes. Be sure to click the green “Done” button on the Rafflecopter to have your entry counted!
Come back tomorrow for more Valentine’s Day fun and be sure to join the Facebook event page to keep up with each days’ posts, as well as a few side giveaways!