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down, doesnt have an outwardly cynical bone in its body. Its madcap and zany but also profoundly funny, with insights aplentyit sends up television, sexism, and New York societyand performances that were Oscar -worthy (Langes in particularof Tootsie s 10 Oscar nominations, shes the only one who walked away with a statue). Film, Comedy, notting Hill (1999) 49, film, Comedy, much Ado About Nothing (2012 advertising. The cast alone is worth much adoand in execution, too, this production (also directed and scripted by Branagh) sings. Melanie Griffith plays Tess McGill, a wily business school graduate working as a secretary at an investment bank with such memorable one-liners as I have a head for business and a bod for sin. The sweet 2001 film, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, is about a painfully shy Parisian waitress who finds joy and peace in the little things, like skipping stones, cracking fresh crme brle, and looking out over the city and wondering: How many couples are having. The uproarious comedyco-written by Apatow and star Steve Carell, though also heavily improvisedproved Apatows unique ability to interweave original, laugh-out-loud humor with surprising sweetness. Miller, My Girl, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and about 500 other films. Nicole Sperling Get Vanity Fairs HWD Newsletter Sign up for essential industry and award news from Hollywood.
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Keep in mind, its directed by Hal Ashby, the king of thoughtful, offbeat romances, and was both written by and featured, Warren Beatty, a major voice of the Hollywood Left in the 1970s. No one prodded existentialism (especially in films deemed romantic) like director Hal Ashby, and Harold and Maude is no exception. As much as we commiserate, this is ultimately Hugh Grants movie. That said, there are generations of viewers who consider this the greatest rom-com of all time. There are some cute turns from youngsters Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles, and Larisa Oleynik, but ask most women and the performance that sticks out is Heath Ledgers, whose thuggish Patrick Verona made many of us weak in the knees. Hairdresser (Warren Beatty) who is sleeping with, well, everyone (including Julie Christie, who plays a prime target of his affections)which, at first glance, could just be another 70s sex comedy.
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