So last week I promised to explore the strange phenomenon of the every guy winning the hot girl. I mentioned “I Love You, Beth Cooper,” and “Can’t Hardly Wait” as two examples. Here are a two more:
Guy camps out on his crush’s lawn for the summer, which is apparently sweet and not at all stalkerish, she begins to expect him there, there’s a funny grandpa, a cougar that works out with the blinds open, a best friend into bizarre sex experiments…the more I type about this movie the more disturbing it sounds.
Before he was McDreamy, he was this nerdy guy who wanted to be cool so he pays the hot chick to pretend to be his girlfriend which apparently is NOT prostitution, stuff happens, he acts dicky, he apologizes by riding up on a lawn mower.
Side note: I hate this movie. It gives me that uncomfortable feeling I get when I see amateur comedians bombing on stage and I feel like I have to laugh to break the tension.
To be fair, there are movies where the “You Are Awesome” scene is actually sweet. Although I wonder how I would have reacted.
I haven’t seen this movie in years, can’t remember anything but the boombox scene which is actually hella romantic.
My reaction: “Stop it, my dad is pissed! Ugh, you’re so lame!” slams window shut
This is an every girl winning the hot guy scenario (go, Molly Ringwald!), Jake Ryan is totally keen on the fact she’d like to have sex with him, hurray for intercepting notes in class.
My reaction to Jake’s “yeah you” at the end: Blushes, hides behind bush
So what about you all? What’s your favorite declaration scene???
Next week: Dances. These rarely go off without a hitch.