You know what doesn't happen in movies anymore? People falling in love in a montage?
I just watched one of my favourite movies from when I was a teenager: Girls Just Want to Have Fun.
I mean look at her. Whether she is wearing a tiara or god damn dinosaurs as hair barrettes she looks amazing.
So this movie, is fantastic. I mean, as great as Helen Hunt is, the movie in its entirety is a feat of cinema. It seems like movies made in the eighties had a crazy idea that two people would hate each other until a certain song would play. A song swells up and through a series of events that take only two and half minutes expressed in montage they fall in love.
This movie, they hate each other, a song plays, she trashes a party and then the next day he thinks she's cool so they go on a date. They dance and then they kiss and then montage. In the montage they have various dancing moments, lots of making out, and then they are in love.
That doesn't seem to happen in movies anymore. I guess the world got cynical. I know I sure did. It isn't like real life happens like that. No one falls in love that quickly and no one stays in love because they won a dance contest.
The thing is, I really miss those kind of movies. Now romantic comedies don't really exist. It is only indie movies where they don't end up together and there are absolutely no choreographed dance numbers that there is no way anyone was taught in advance.
Maybe that is what I should write. An old-fashioned chicken flick filled with dance numbers, montages, and Helen Mother Fucking Hunt.