Someone would ask me, and I'd answer Shaw Shank Redemption, or the Godfather (both of which I do really like), or some other big name film.
I suppose as I get older, I begin to care less about what I should like, and more about the things I genuinely like. Even if they're so embarrassing I have to whisper them.
So when, on Valentines evening, J asked me which movie I really wanted to see, I told him the truth.
You've Got Mail.
I don't care what you say, or how rubbish you think it is. I LOVE IT.
Some things you should probably not admit out loud, least of all on the Interwebs. But I don't care. I love Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks together in this movie. I love the old fashioned love story. I love the cheesy lines. I love the size of their old-school lap tops that look more like brief cases than portable computers. I love the quaint little childrens' book store Meg Ryan's character owns that's so movie-styled it's completely unrealistic.
It may not be my all-time favourite movie (it's really the Godfather) (just kidding), but it is my go-to comfort film - the one I'd probably pick if I was sick and in bed with a cup of hot chocolate and a duvet over me, or if I was alone one evening with a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates.
And it's a welcome change from some of the modern movies we've been watching lately: Inception; The Town; The Social Network.
What about you? What are your guilty pleasure movies?
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