Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein
I watched "Four Weddings and a Funeral" this past weekend. I'd heard so much about it and I enjoy Hugh Grant's dry humor ("Notting Hill" was a wonderful movie - I could have cut Julia Roberts out and just watched the interaction between all the Brits and been happy), so I decided to give it a go.
I hated it.
Oh, his humor was spot on, but the love story? Sucked.
IMHO (she said humbly).
Seriously... Hugh and Andie (who was a TERRIBLE actress in this movie..UGH) meet for a quick bout of sex every six months or so, and decide they're in love? Puh-leez. I wasn't buying it for a minute. I kept waiting for them to actually have a conversation. Didn't happen until the very end when they profess their undying love.
Am I the only one who doesn't buy the whole "love at first sight" stuff? Am I the only one who will accept a three day courtship in a novel or movie, but require a bit of soul-searching and conversation? Am I the only one who doesn't believe that "love conquers all"? Am I really a romance writer?
Relationships are work. Hard work. Any relationship: friends, siblings, marriage. And, except for family, you have to want to be together which usually requires common ground somewhere. So the idea of a lightning bolt, love at the moment our eyes meet thing doesn't fly for me.
Instant attraction? Absolutely. We've all been there, right? But love? Uh-uh. That takes more than the meeting of a couple sets of orbs.
Please tell me that I'm not the only one who feels this way...
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