That’s So 80s! Does VALENTINE’S


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When it comes to movies about romance to view around Valentine’s Day, the 1980’s is filled with so many choices to make our hearts swell up.

I decided to feature 3 romance movies that also have comic aspects because I for some reason have always enjoyed watching them slightly more than straight romance movies.

I love all of these movies and each one of them can easily get me into the romantic feeling.

  1.  Roxanne (1987)

This is actually a movie that most people probably haven’t seen, but it is one of my favorites.  This is one of Steve Martin’s best movies IMHO.  He plays a Town Fire Chief with a “slightly” large nose who tries to win the heart of a local beauty while actually helping a fellow fireman do the same.

This is a modern adaptation of Cyrano De Bergerac and is done so well.

Daryl Hannah plays the woman he is after and everything he does to try and win her heart is truly so romantic.

Favorite scene – Hands down it’s the insult scene.  I don’t wanna give too much away for those who haven’t seen this, but Martin is superb in this scene


  1. The Princess Bride (1987)

My second choice is a fan favorite and it not only features an epic love story between a poor farm boy (Cary Elwes) and a maiden (Robin Wright), but it also has (to quote The Grandfather played by Peter Falk in the movie) “Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… “…and of course laughs

Basically, this movie has something for everyone.

I’d be quite surprised if there are some of you out there who have never heard or seen this movie, but it really is one filled with so much romance and love that it clearly is one of the best films ever made in the genre.

Favorite Scene – This movie has so many great scenes, but my favorite has always been one of the funniest scenes where Peter Cook plays a preacher with a speech impediment during the wedding.


  1. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

My final pick is one of my all-time favorite movies.

It’s the perfect romantic comedy and so many others have tried to match its effectiveness and have failed.

Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan play a boy and girl who meet on a cross country trip and we follow their lives over 10 years where they meet again and again in passing until they become real friends.

Crystal isn’t your typical leading man in a rom-com, but he is superb here and he and Ryan have unbelievable chemistry together both comic and romantic.

Favorite Scene – Again, this movie has so many iconic moments, but the one that will always stick out in everyone’s mind is the one in the diner where Meg Ryan “fakes” it.  The closing line by director Rob Reiner’s mom is the ultimate clincher.


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