How has your weekend been? A poster on Romance Meets Life asking readers to help her choose between two wonderful men (sic) who want to marry her reminded me of Lucy Liu in the TV miniseries Marry Me.
Till date Marry Me ranks as one of my absolute favourite romantic comedies. It was romance with a capital R infused with Comedy with a capital C topped with smart dialogue and a happily ever after ending that leaves a smile on your face for days after.
Too much praise Ginger? Sue me lol. I have willingly mostly deliberately re-watched it about 5times now and believe me that’s a feat for me. I rarely watch movies twice cause I am scared they will lose their magic on second watch (case in point, the movies Avatar and Titanic) but this one hasn’t.
Think of it like your favourite ice cream flavour. You don’t mind experimenting with other flavors but it is your default when you just want the familiar.
Cast: Lucy Liu, Steven Pasquale, Bobby Cannavale, Enrique Murciano, Vanessa Marano and Annie Potts.
Plot - Rae Carter (Lucy Liu) is a social worker who just ended a 3 year old relationship when her frog-loving boyfriend chose to pursue a Frog project than put a ring on it. But within weeks/months she had gone from being 'The Dumped' to 'The Pursued' by not one but 3 ardent suitors.
Luke – An architect and the quintessential boy next door. Introduced to Rae by the family pastor, he knew what he wanted from the start, but could he make Rae see it?
Harry – Luke’s best friend, the quintessential fairy tale prince, handsome, charming, rich as Croesus. He makes Rae rediscover her potentials.
Adam – The frog loving boyfriend who realized her true worth when she walked out of his life and is now determined (with a capital D) to win her love.
The real deal is obvious to the viewers from the beginning but I guess if you were in the thick of it, you might be as indecisive as Rae cos my o my! The other two were serious temptations!! The first time I watched it, I was loudly casting and binding MFM style, even as I was sighing at the romance of it all lol.
The Good bits -
Lucy Liu ably held her own in this movie - as a career woman who dreams of being swept off her feet, yet she is able to present her aspirations in a way which doesn’t make them seem incongruent. You also couldn’t help but love her warmth and her sense of style (she was figure/picture perfect from start to finish) and her chemistry with the rest of the cast lit up each scene.
The supporting characters were also exceptional from the best friend (where is the heroine without a best friend), her work colleagues, her crazy southern family, and the precocious teenager Imogen (Vanessa Imogen) her runaway court ward which was the icing on the cake. Their problems were real and intriguing enough but never detracted the viewer from Rae’s pursuit of romance.
You just couldn’t help but root for happily ever after for everyone.
Lastly the movie is in two parts, running into a total of 3hrs. Make sure you leave enough time to watch both at same time unless you’ll be grizzly till part 2.
Bad bit -
This movie is escapism at its best. And there is nothing wrong with that, Thank you :).
p.s. Some kind person uploaded the movie on Youtube. The picture quality isn't the best but if I've got you curious, then you might just check it out :))
Have you seen Marry Me? Tell me what you think of it.