May is a month of loveee [read as Phoebe from Friends would say it], but after thirty one days brimming with blooming flowers, kissing couples, cute birdies & all kinds of visual candy, you might feel a sudden urge to detox.
What I’m bringing to the table today are three romantic comedies that are completely (
or almost) sugar-free, so you can actually finish watching without weeping over some unrealistic romance + the sticky sugary aftertaste.
1. Annie Hall (1977) by Woody Allen
Oldie but goldie, Annie Hall will make you laugh, chuckle with sympathy and gaze at Diane Keaton’s flawless tomboy outfits – all in the same time. Even though I don’t have any sympathies for Woody Allen, I admire him as an artist and this is definitely one of his remarkable pieces. 110% recommend!
2. Prime (2005) by Ben Younger
Starring Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg and Meryl Streep (!), the cast can’t really get much better. Prime is a quick, hillarious and clever comedy about those relationships that come to your life like a thunderstorm, only to leave the same way a few months afterwards. Which is, as Meryl Streep brilliantly explains, sometimes surprisingly important.
3. Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) by Lee Toland Krieger
Celeste&Jesse evolves around the painful moment when you realize that this is simply not meant to be…. but decide to ignore it anyway. It’s a tragic comedy that leaves you being somewhat proud of its protagonists, as they mature during the whole story. Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg make you question every step they take, shake your head and disbilief and laugh hysterically. Funny but makes you think.
Any other tips?