Have i heard that story before


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The same basic plotline in rom-coms.

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Have i heard that story before

  1. 1. Haven’t I heardthat story before? It’s the same old song… just a different beat
  2. 2. When Harry Met Sally (1989) • Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan meet, don’t like each other • Billy Crystal has his sidekick Bruno Kirby, Meg Ryan has Carrie Fischer • Both Billy and Meg go out with different people • At the end, they come together
  3. 3. You’ve Got Mail (1998) • Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks meet (in person), don’t like each other • Meg has her sidekicks (employees), Tom has Dabney Coleman (father) and Dave Chapelle (employee) • Tom’s girlfriend is Parker Posey, Meg’s boyfriend is Greg Kinnear • Finally at the end, they come together
  4. 4. Sleepless in Seattle (1993) • Meg Ryan writes to Tom Hanks, but he doesn’t want to meet her • Meg has her sidekick (Rosie O’Donnell), Tom’s is played by Rob Reiner • Tom goes out with Barbara Garrick, Meg with Bill Pullman • In the end, they come together
  5. 5. While You Were Sleeping (1995) • Bill Pullman meets Sandra Bullock, who claims to be engaged to his brother (who is in a coma) and doesn’t trust her • Bill’s “sidekick” is his father, Sandra’s is her boss • Sandra almost marries Bill’s brother • In the end, she and Bill get together
  6. 6. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) • Julia Roberts is best friends with Dermot Mulroney • Her (male) “sidekick” is her boss, Rupert Everett, his is his fiance, Cameron Diaz • She tries to break up their relationship to win him for herself, but only gets him angry at her when she breaks up their engagement • In the end, she restores the friendship by bringing them back together. The film ends with him married to his sidekick and her dancing with her sidekick
  7. 7. Legally Blonde (2001) • Reese Witherspoon meets Luke Wilson, but is trying to win back Matthew Davis • Her sidekick is her dog, or maybe Jennifer Coolidge; his sidekick is his boss, Victor Garber • She ignores Luke while trying to win back her ex • In the end, she realizes that Luke is the one for her
  8. 8. Sweet Home Alabama (2002) • Reese Witherspoon is separated from Josh Lucas and wants to marry Patrick Dempsey • Her sidekick is an old friend, his is the entire town • She tries everything possible to get Josh to agree to a divorce • In the end, she leaves Patrick Dempsey and goes back to him
  9. 9. The Wedding Planner (2001) • Jennifer Lopez is planning Matthew McConnaghey’s wedding • Her sidekick is her father, his is his fiance • His fiance puts them together a lot and they fall in love • In the end, he doesn’t marry his fiance and comes to her
  10. 10. How to lose a guy in 10 days (2003)• Matthew McConnaghey makes a bet to go out with Kate Hudson, who is writing an article on how to dump a boyfriend• Matthew’s sidekicks are the friends he made a bet with, Kate’s is the boss who assigned the task• They both find out about what the other was trying to do and break up• In the end, they get together