By Beth Burgoon
In the 2005 movie version of Pride and Prejudice when Mr. Darcy tells Elizabeth Bennet: "I love you. Most ardently." I must confess, I swoon *g* I'm a sucker for romance (no surprise as I'm both a romance writer and reader) but nothing gets to me more than a simple, honest declaration of a character's true feelings. And those declarations are the ones that have stuck with me through the years. Some of my favorites:
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner." -- Dirty Dancing. Yeah, it's cheesy but it still makes me want to cheer when Johnny (bad-boy from wrong side of the tracks) arrives and takes Baby's hand.
"I like you very much. Just the way you are." -- Bridget Jones's Diary. Simple. Truthful. And just what Bridget is looking for -- someone to love her just as she is *g*
"I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." -- When Harry Met Sally. Okay, this one has a special place in my heart because it reminds me of when my husband proposed to me. He drove the 90 miles to where I was attending school to ask me to marry him IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT because he couldn't wait another minute for us to start our life together :-)
"What is it you want, Mary? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down." -- It's a Wonderful Life. One of my all time favorite movies. And later when George visits Mary and they both listen to their friend on the same phone, the sexual tension is through the roof *g*
What are some of your favorite/most memorable romantic lines from movies? Any that have stuck with you through the years or have a special meaning for you?