Movie Review – #1

Movie Review #1 – It Had To Be You vs. Runaway Bride


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{a little Runaway for you}

It Had to be You is the 1947 version of Runaway Bride and I am absolutely crazy about both of them (there was a version made in the ‘90s, however, that I do not recommend seeing)!  In the original adaptation, the talented and beautiful Ginger Rogers, plays a wealthy young woman –Victoria — who has been engaged three times and had changed her mind at the very last minute.  Now engaged a fourth time, she is determined to marry this one.  However, a dream with a strange man dressed as an Indian breaks up the wedding and causes Victoria, once again, to have doubts.  Those doubts get even bigger when she discovers her dream Indian is, in fact, real.  An insinuation of a real-life dream-man, Victoria struggles with a decision between her fourth engagement and her newfound sweetheart.  A solid movie with plenty of humor, this movie transcends time and has definitely found its way into my heart.

Now for Runaway Bride – another great from the Richard Gere and Julia Roberts team!  Describing herself as “profoundly and irreversibly screwed up”, Maggie Carpenter is a woman who always flees her groom in premarital panic at the very last minute (just like Victoria!).  Catching wind of Maggie’s distinctive trait, New York columnist, Ike Graham, decides to investigate further.  Following her like prey in the activities surrounding her upcoming wedding the two begin to learn a lot about each other – and themselves. 

Both movies are great but I think the latter version (love Julia Roberts) wins my heart {and cake slices} this time 🙂

Lesson Learned:  Trust yourself and know what it is that you really want out of the person you intend to spend the rest of your life with – the first time 😉

Best for: Anyone who loves those good ol’ romantic comedies – both are great for getting into wedding mode on a lazy afternoon {despite the fact that the films are based around Maggie and Victoria getting out of them!}.

My Rating:

Julia’s version of the commitment-phobe bride gets 5 slices . . . more {please}

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2 responses to “Movie Review – #1

  1. Pingback: BBC: Runaway Bride, Part II (14 days) | Weddingbee

  2. Excellent post. Can’t wait to read more about this topic.

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