Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Conversations from Cohabitation: The Romance Version

In honor of the pending day of valentine’s on Friday, I thought I’d share this mushy conversation from last night.

While watching a commercial for a new movie called “Endless Love”:

Me: “God, this movie makes me angry every time I see the commercial.”
CB: “Yeah, it pretty much looks like the worst.”
Me: “He says ‘I know I’m not good enough for you, but I’ll spend the rest of my life proving that I am.’ Um, first of all, that makes no sense. Second of all, I’m offended as someone who appreciates good writing. Literally Oliver* could write that line and make it more convincing. If he knows he’s not good enough for her, then how will he prove he is?”
CB: “I know, this is basically the same movie repackaged every few years with just worse and worse actors each time.”
Me: “Yep. Boy from the ‘wrong side of town’ falls in love with what I’m guessing is a girl from a rich family whose father doesn’t approve.”
CB: “Exactly!”


Me: “Man, we are fired up over a movie for a demographic of people that is 20 years younger than us. Which makes us losers.”
CB, not listening: “But beyond the terrible writing, it’s not even reality.”
Me: “Well, but neither is ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ and that’s an incredible piece of cinema.”
CB: “ I mean, 20 years from now she’s going to be bored out of her mind because she realizes her father was right and he is a loser, and he’s going to be miserable because she’s become a nightmare to live with. And then they’re just going to be like ‘Why were we so stupid when we were 17?’ and nobody will even want to listen to them because they’ll be the worst.”
Me: “Aw CB, you old romantic, you.”
*our cat

And if you’d like to read more about my opinions about what makes a good or bad Valentine’s Day, click here for my previous post! 


  1. If you want to see one of those formulaic romances actually work, watch Strictly Ballroom. It's totally cliché'd and predictable; maybe Oliver wrote it?

    Also, Sleepless in Seattle was an awesome movie.

  2. OH MY GOD.

    I stream tv online, so a lot of the time I'm stuck watching the same commercial three times in a row during each commercial break of the show I'm watching *ahem*Teen Mom 2*ahem*

    THIS commercial has been playing over and over lately, and EVERY time I'd see it, I thought the SAME THING. ‘I know I’m not good enough for you, but I’ll spend the rest of my life proving that I am.' THAT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE. Girl.. back the hell up. That is not a gesture of sweet romance. That's a display of moron!