I've posted about my favourite singing and dancing scenes...I thought I would cover my favourite smooches.
Ahh the longing, the passion, the....rain. Rachel McAdams is so pretty she can make the drowned look, complete with smudged make up, look fantastic. Link to youtube.
AJ has been lusting after Cory for forever. He sets a timeline for his love declaration and chooses the worst possible time to reveal his true feelings. He gets the girl in the end with a clumsy, dramatic never ending swaydip with Renee Zellweger singing 'Sugar High' in the background. The acting is abysmal (and the audio is out of sync on this video) but I adore it anyway specifically the line "...it wasn't just some stupid feeling in my stomach like everything else." My favourite thing about this kiss is the way they tentatively look at one another for what seems like forever before touching lips. It's almost as if they are worried that the spell might be broken.
Since the moment I saw this movie I've been rather transfixed. I have adored Liv Tyler since the beginning of her career and this is the reason. Lucy travels to Italy to learn about her deceased mother from her greatest friend. She also has convinced herself that it is time to lose her virginity to a summer crush from many moons ago - the son of her mother's best friend. Instead she finds someone much more suited... (Note - This movie has one of the best soundtracks ever and some lovely quiet performances that I can happily watch over and over again.)
I knew I was being manipulated - the music, the framing, the acting but boy did I like Sandra Bullock's husband in the whole minute he was in that movie. I love Mark Feurerstein (this continues in In Her Shoes) but when Bullock starts running down the street followed by many dogs so she can kiss this greengrocer - the heart swells. Unfortunately all the youtube videos of this scene were beyond horrific in quality.
Sure Ethan Hawke looked as though he were going to swallow Winona Ryder whole but it was a nice pay off for the barbed, tense and hormone fuelled relationship between the two characters.
Interestingly I used to think Troy was hot and mysterious and now I find him manipulative and loathsome. It is amazing how much things change from your teens to your late twenties.
I mean c'mon!
The Cutting Edge
I am still waiting for the YA equivalent of these two - so much animosity, so much tension, so much "foreplay". This kiss was earned...
I want to be Kate Mosley...but less bitchtastic.
...you know why.
An Officer and a Gentleman
I hate the idea of a girl being 'saved' but this scene is iconic.
And last but not least...the kiss of death from The Godfather II
Have you got some faves?