Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Perfect Hero And The Perfect Line…

Last night, we watched The Wedding Date, starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney.

I loved it. It was a total chick flick of course, but as a lover of all things romantic, it was right up my alley.

Basically, Kat (Deborah Messing) is anxious about attending her sister’s wedding (in London) because her ex-fiance, who dumped her after stringing her along for seven years, is going to be there. He’s the best man.

So Kat does what every single gal who wants her ex to feel very sorry for dumping her, would do. She hires a male escort to attend the wedding with her, as her date.

Debra Messing’s character was pretty much a reincarnation of Grace Adler from Will and Grace, but it’s a part that she plays well, so I don’t have a problem with her doing the Jennifer-Aniston-plays-Rachel-Green-from-Friends in-every-movie thing. Really.

The movie was pretty funny, and the most hilarious part had to be when Grace…. err, Kat, is trying to seduce Nick on her Dad’s boat after a drunken night out at her sister’s Bachelorette party. Take my word for it, you have to watch it, to appreciate it.

My favourite thing about this film was the hero, Nick. He was to die for. I didn’t think he was particularly good looking when we first see him, but I found that he got much better looking as the film went along.

I think that Dermot Mulroney played the part of Nick perfectly. He was charismatic and charming, somewhat broody, but in a really good, take-me-now-I’m-yours kinda way. He wasn’t arrogant, and he had a hot body. What more could you ask for in a hero? Happy sigh.

My favourite line in the film was the part where Grace… err Kat, says to Nick “I've been spilling my guts all weekend and I don't know anything about you.”

Nick then replies:

“I'm allergic to fabric softener, and I majored in comparative literature at Brown. I hate anchovies and I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met.”

I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met… What an utterly romantic line, and delivered perfectly too. Ranks right up there with when
Johnny Castle says to Frances Houseman, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner”. Happy sigh.

So, is there a particular line from a film, or book, past or present, that was particularly memorable for you?