Rewritten Romances- 21st Century Blahhhhh

I was watching some generic romcom the other day…actually not generic, quite classic in fact…My Best Friend’s Wedding. But while I was watching it got me thinking about technology and romance. For those of you that love the movie as much as I do (Jambu 2002!), you know that there are a few scenes that hinge on technology…well the technology of the time.

Everything about this photo is large and in charge...the hair, dress, decor, and most importantly, the cellular device.

    1. When Julianne (Julia Roberts) freaks out and calls her gay BFF George (Rupert Everett) while he is having a fancy shmancy dinner party…attack of the outdated answering machine! We have voicemail to avoid this nowadays.

    2. When Julianne, every so sneakily writes an email from her BFF that she is in love with’s fiance’s father’s computer. Nowadays, he would be like, “Bitch, use your iphone! I know your up to no good!”

    3. Their cellphones are laughable atrocious and large and ugly! Thank god the nerds sorted that out…although there is this… BUT…I don’t know how she really fit that phone in a clutch that went with a lavender bridesmaids dress.

Are there more? I am just “spitballing” here, so let me know what others you think of.

But, what the movie got me thinking, is that there are just some methods of romance from some beautiful CLASSIC films that would just never happen anymore. Call me pessimistic, but what if some of Hollywood’s greats were to take place today?

CASABLANCA, 1942:

Classic line:

    We’ll always have Paris.

21st Century Version:

    We’ll always have the facebook album of pictures from Paris. Well, until my new girlfriend makes me defriend you on facebook.

Classic line:

    “Here’s looking at you, Kid.”

21st Century Version:

    “We can skype.”

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, 1951:

Classic line:

    “Stella! Hey, Stella!”

21st Century Version:

    “Stella, I know you’re there. You checked in on four square.”

Classic Line:

    “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

21st Century Version:

    “Since I signed up, I have always depended on the kindness of my twitter followers.

JERRY MAGUIRE, 1996:

Classic Line(s):

    Jerry: “I love you. You… you complete me. And I just…”
    Dorothy: “Shut up, just shut up. You had me at “hello”.”

21st Century Version:

    Jerry:
    Dorothy: Shut up! You had me at facebook “friend”!

TITANIC, 1997:

Classic Line:

    “I’m king of the world!”

21st Century Version:

    “Hey, Rose…can you take this picture of me while I stand at the edge of the boat and say ‘I’m the King of the World!’?”
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