last night i watched the film the romantics and though i didn’t love it as much as i hoped for, there was a beautiful pastel sort of shade on the film. everything was very light and feminine colours. the storyline and the characters were not my favourite, however the actual wording was excellent. every word was very thought out and unique and perhaps cliche to say “romantic” in a way.
tom mcdevon, played by john duhamel, gives a “speech” to his wedding party/best friends while they’re frolicking on the beach the night before he gets married. it was very lovely and i thought i would share…
we are all uninspired. we are so blind to tiny, beautiful things. the tiny, beautiful things that make life worth living. like the way you were walking across the grass before the rehearsal, it was beautiful. or how about chip after his toast? the way all of the sound just kind of fell out of the room and all you could hear were forks and plates. or how about the sound as you’re driving up to the house here? it’s gravel, grass, ocean. it’s verse, verse, chorus. we share a history and we share a goal, to inspire and to be inspired. that my friends, that’s imperative, and without that we have nothing.
there’s also a scene when tom starts to kiss laura (katie holmes) passionately and in the process of doing so, he recites john keats ode to a nightingale. now that is romantic! this is how any guy would sweep me off of my feet.