One of the fun things about having a 13-year-old daughter is having someone to watch romantic comedy movies with when my regular date (my darling hubby) is away or working or whatever. My daughter and I have some shared favorites: Two Weeks Notice, Just Like Heaven, The Proposal. We have some shared non-favorites: While You Were Sleeping, Green Card.
After that, it starts to get tricky. I have a couple of favorites that just donâ€™t appeal to my daughter: Sleepless in Seattle, Youâ€™ve Got Mail. And vice versaâ€”my daughter loved Confessions of a Shopaholic and 27 Dresses, both of which left me cold.
â€œYou like the oldies, I like the goodies,â€ she explained to me when I started a conversation about our taste in movies. Oh, yeah? Then how does she explain that I loved Lars and the Real Girl and she didnâ€™t? Huh? Huh? (you can tell Iâ€™m a little miffed about the â€œoldiesâ€ comment).
Since Iâ€™m working on a young adult novel at the moment, Iâ€™m kind of interested in getting my head around the difference in movie tastes between generations. So tell me, what are your favorite rom coms, and how do your choices differ from your daughterâ€™sâ€”or your motherâ€™s?!