The Expert Has Spoken! Mindy Kaling Lists Her Favorite Rom-Coms
It should come as no surprise that Mindy Kaling loves romantic comedies. Her show, The Mindy Project, is one long tribute to them and she has become sort of a spokesperson for the genre. So when Mindy wants to give her opinion on all things rom-coms, it's time to listen up.
Mindy gave her say on the matter today when she tweeted out a link to her list of favorite romantic comedies. She notes that she wrote the list at the suggestion of friend/maybe boyfriend/collaborator B.J. Novak. That makes sense because if someone wanted to write a successful rom-com all they would need to do is basically copy Mindy and B.J.'s relationship and throw in a happy ending like Steve Carell officiating their wedding. You can check out the full list below and plan the movie lineup for your next drinking wine alone Friday night accordingly.
Bridget Jones' Diary
A movie as good as the book, and in some ways even better because Hugh Grant and Colin Firth were better than the Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy of your mind
You've Got Mail
This is not a guilty pleasure! As Quentin Tarantino said, there are no guilty pleasures, only pleasures. F.O.X.
The American President
Michael J Fox and Anna Deavere Smith chatting at craft services! Aaron Sorkin at video village in a baseball cap! Annette Bening in black leggings! Picturing the on-set dynamic of this movie is almost as fun as actually seeing it!
The Princess Bride
Page for page the best written romantic comedy script, in my opinion
Classic. Structurally perfecto. Amazing callbacks. Shirley MacLaine's glorious pixie bob. Jack Lemmon straining spaghetti in a tennis racket!
A League Of their Own
The only bad part was that Tom and Geena didn't hook up. What are you gonna do.
Glorious chemistry between Kate Winslet and Jack Black. I love a story built around temporary subletting.
Real weird and so good. Gets you primed for Silver linings Playbook.
Silver linings Playbook
I don't care if you have a real bad mental illness, Bradley Cooper, I'll dance with you. Beautifully written.