I have to admit... I'm not much of a 'rom-com' person. I think even the term sounds silly. In fact, I make fun of my sweetie for loving sappy movies like Love Actually, The Holiday, P.S. I Love You, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
HOWEVER, pretty much anything that Nora Ephron touched was the exception to the rule for me. I'm not sure why... maybe because her characters always seemed a little more quirky than the one-dimensional characters found in most formulaic romantic comedies. Maybe because all her films-- even though they were set in modern day-- had a nostalgic feel to them. Whatever the reason, I rooted for Harry and Sally to get together. I was devasted when The Shop Around the Corner closed because the big, bad Fox Books moved in. I was sure that in some small hotel in the midwest, Michael the Archangel was adjusting his wings, drinking his milk right from the cereal bowl and smelling like cookies.
I was saddened to hear that Nora Ephron passed away this week. I will miss her and her charming characters. There was no one quite like her. RIP.
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