Films to get married to
Since I just proposed to my girlfriend I thought that a feature about films on all things marriage related would be wise. So this week we're going to look at films that are around the topic of marriage, engagements and love in general.
What films do you most associate with engagements and marriage? Which best define the whole idea of marriage, or define the worst elements? Are there some films you can throw at me and shot "lord no Richard, don't do it", and prove your point through the film or a scene?
I'm actually a bit of a romantic, so once again Always arrives on my list, but so does Field of Dreams and for very different reasons. Costner's onscreen wife has to put up with her husband going mad, in her eyes anyway, and for most of the film she stands by him and keeps believing, way past any other people have given him up. Now that's marriage.
I'm sure everyone has their personal scene or line from Four Weddings and a Funeral that sums up what marriage and love is all about. I know that as my life has progressed I can identify with different moments for different reasons. The unrequited love of Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas), the just settle down with someone that you just get along with scene, and the I didn't notice it was raining moment will all spark chords with some.
So what about you? What films spark off the images of love, engagement and marriage in your mind? What films define what marriage is all about to you, or show the best or worst of marriages? Runaway Bride? The Break-Up? Father of the Bride? Apocalypse Now? Let the advice and life lessons commence.