Lovely Blog Party || Corny couples I can't (or couldn't) help but like.

[To clarify, these are a few couples that at least come from slightly cheesier films.  I don't want to offend anybody by calling your favorite couple corny--definitely not--but I just know for me personally that some of these movies are ones that I might feel a tad embarrassed to admit to liking. ;-P  Not all of them (not Knight and Day, for instance), but some of them (*cough*John Carter*cough*).]  

I know that these romances are corny, but I'm easily affected!  I can't help it!


So don't judge me. ;-P

✾ John & Dejah ✾
John Carter



*cringes a little*  Honestly, this is probably the cheesiest movie on the list (start out with a bang, and all that), and I believe I remember thinking even while watching it that I definitely should not have been being affected by the romance.

But I was definitely being affected by the romance.  

And probably still would be now, were I to watch it again.  Which I kind of want to.  I really enjoyed it.

✾ June & Roy ✾
Knight and Day


This couple is kind of supposed to be over-the-top, because the whole movie is supposed to be over-the-top.  It's an action-y chick-flick that pokes a good deal of fun at some of the tropes of both classic action and classic romance.  And I am, as they say, Here For That, so I really enjoy this movie.  It's hysterical.  

And Roy and June are actually quite cute in their wacky way.  

✾ Dastan & Tamina ✾
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Look at this picture.  It is aesthetically pleasing. 

Actually, I don't think this movie was really all that cheesy--not any more than National Treasure is cheesy.  They're both well-made movies considering what they're supposed to be: family movies with some improbable scenarios and premises, liberally dashed with fun for everyone.  

At least, that's what I remember.  I only saw Prince of Persia once. :-P

So Dastan and Tamina probably shouldn't even be on this list, because I don't think they or their movie is really cheesy, if you think about it.  But I wanted to mention them and this seemed like the best place to do it. :-P   

I definitely want to re-watch this, to see if my above impression of it is accurate.

✾ Neil & Christy ✾
Christy


Oh, boy. ;-P

I keep going back and forth on these two.  From what I recall, there are some really cheesy parts with this couple in the TV series, but I get the feeling that I'd still high-key fall for them if I re-watched it.  (Which I probably will.)  Despite the corniness, they are a compelling couple.  (For me, at least.)  And I think they get more development as a couple in the series than in the book, yes?


✾ Ella & Char ✾
Ella Enchanted

This picture too is aesthetically pleasing. 


I already did a whole spiel about this movie and my very mixed thoughts on it in this post, but I will admit that it still has some nostalgia for me.  It could probably still cheer me up if I watched it when feeling blue.  It's a story that I loved very much in my tweens (pssh, who am I kidding, I still love it), so it has a feeling of safety to it for that reason.  

I mean, it's still crude and Very Different From The Book and all that, but it's also clever, for all that; and I think Hugh Dancy and Anne Hathaway did well together as Char and Ella.  I think they had pretty decent chemistry. 

✾ allllllllll the Barbie movie couples ✾

My friend and I legit Felt Feelings when we saw this movie for the first time (and that wasn't long ago).

Give me ALLLLLLL the Barbie movies!  (At least, all the older ones.) ;D  

I love Barbie movies and Barbie couples passionately and forever.  So there.

Comments

  1. I've haven't watched most of these. I watched Prince of Persia, but I was pretty lost for most of it. I like Ella and Char in Ella Enchanted well enough (book is better of course), but the movie overall is pretty excruciating to me.

    I think most Chick-flicks are corny. So most of those I enjoyed are corny. I have to say that I prefer Michael and Mia in the first Princess Diaries as an adult, they are way sweeter. But as a teen, I was disappointed until I was completely flattened with a (still ongoing) crush on Christ Pine.

    And then of course there is Hallmark.

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    1. Yeah, I have to be in the right mood for practically ANYTHING time travel-y, so I couldn't watch Prince of Persia that often. The movie of Ella Enchanted would be a difficult one to watch with other people. :-P I can watch it on my own sometimes when I'm feeling in the mood for a throwback thing.

      *shrugs* Makes sense. Gotcha. I like Nicholas and Mia better, but Michael is a really sweet guy, you're right.

      "And then of course there is Hallmark." << HA! That's awesome. xD

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  2. I will always love the book Ella Enchanted better, but I agree with you that the picked the perfect actors for Ella and Char! The work so well together!

    Fun post!

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    1. Same! Yeah, they're solid actors. :)

      Thanks! :D

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  3. I did enjoyed watching John Carter, however cheesy it might be. not quite sure about the romance but I like that Dejah (I don't even remember that's her name) is a strong woman, literally.

    have not seen knight and day. strangely I did see Prince of Persia and I enjoyed that movie also, I thought it was fun as for the romance, it's predictable but not terrible.

    I'm totally against Neil and Christy, sorry but I believe she picked the wrong guy, I just don't see these two as being well matched, or maybe I'm biased because I sort of don't like Neil

    Ella & Char - not cheesy at all, I think they are perfect for each other.

    I've never see any Barbie movies so I can't comment on them, and I'm not all that interested in Barbie as a character.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. I know, right? Really cheesy but really fun. :D

      Knight and Day is a really entertaining movie. You should try it. ;) Yep, that about sums Prince of Persia up. :)

      Hey, that's fair! Everyone has a right to their opinion, especially on fictional characters. I didn't love them as much when I re-read the book recently, myself.

      Oh, I think they're a fun couple, too! I just think the movie itself was pretty cheesy/crude. But everyone has different definitions. :)

      Haha, I get that.

      Thank you, you too!

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  5. Christy and Neil are a great couple! Some of the best interactions in the show came from those two.

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    1. I'm interested to re-watch some of the show and see what I think of them now, since it's been a little while!

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  6. Oh my goodness I forgot about The Prince of Persia!!! I adored it and rewatched it more times than I can count when it first came out. And I don't think it's cheesy at all.

    I also really enjoyed John Carter. XD Oops, I guess not many other people did??? But It was good!!

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    1. It was a lot of fun!! I actually have it out from the library now but I'm waiting to see if I "get in the mood" for it. (I'm picky about time travel-y stuff.)

      Haha, I guess??? Like, I really enjoyed it, too. I just got the feeling that a lot of people would find it unbearably corny. :-P But maybe not!

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  7. YOU CHANGED YOUR HEADER TO A LINE FROM HAMLET AND IT HAS JANE & ROCHESTER ON IT TOO!

    ::Dies::

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    1. SQUEEEP!! I was hoping you'd like it, Hamlette! :D

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  8. I haven't seen any of these, haha! Of course I have read "Christy," although I *cough* didn't enjoy it at all *cough* . . . ;-)

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    1. Haha! I don't know if any of them would be your thing. Maybe the first three, just 'cause they're fun? But I don't know. ;)

      Hehe, well . . . interestingly enough, *I* had Mixed Feelings (let us say) when I re-read Christy most recently. ;-P

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  9. Ugh, don't get me started on Ella Enchanted. Hugh and Anne were grand, but the screen writers will forever be in my black books.

    Hehe. I've watched a few Barbie movies too, and while they are probably the cheesiest things I've ever seen, they were amusing...kind of.

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    1. Hehe. They did rather change the story from the book, didn't they? ;-P

      I LOVE Barbie movies. Nostalgia and childhood and fun and pretty colors, and all that. :)

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  10. OMW Dastan and Tamina. *heart eyes* I honestly think this one's pretty good, too. I felt like the Christy and Neil thing was a tad sudden in both the book and TV series, but they did have good chemistry. :D Annnnddd I legit adored the Ella Enchanted romance when I saw it as a child.

    AND YES. The old Barbie movies xD For not being allowed to have the dolls, I somehow ended up with several of the movies and adored them. The Nutcracker romance was so good, but I loved The Princess and the Pauper the best. I subjected my little brothers to it not that long ago and STILL KNEW ALL THE SONGS. Not embarrassing/gratifying at all xD

    If you haven't seen the movie Penelope, you need to. It's cute with a fantabulous romance. Also, Mirror Mirror. xD Definitely cheesy, but I hardcore adored the couple chemistry.

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    1. :D Yeah, Christy and Neil have started to lose their luster a little bit for me, too. The romance itself from Ella Enchanted is great! :D

      YES! The Princess and the Pauper is possibly my favorite, too! I mean I love a lot of them, but, like you mentioned--THE SONGS! And everything. ;) And The Nutcracker was great, too!

      Penelope is one of my all-time most-favorite movies ever. :D :D So glad you like it, too! And Mirror Mirror! That would have been a good one for this post . . . I like that movie a lot, too. :)

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  11. So I’m only really familiar with Neil and Christy, Ella and Char (though it’s been awhile) and the Barbie movies (again, been awhile) but I LOVE this post idea.

    Also we are so similar (shocker right) because I too certainly get drawn into some romances “against my better judgment.” Like I KNOW this movie is stupid and this romance ridiculous but I still like it....

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    1. I'm so glad you liked this post idea. :D *wink wink*

      Saaaaaaaaame. It's a struggle sometimes.

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  12. Ella and Char...in the book...I love them in the book--the movie was a little too much for me. Hahaha. <3
    I too have my own corny couple loves. I can't seem to resist sometimes! Even when I really "should"! Hahaha.
    Loved this post, Olivia!!

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    1. Haha, I get that. I would definitely agree that the book is better, but as far as the movie goes, I think they were cute. :)

      It's hard to resist!! Hehe.

      Thank you!! :D

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  13. Ohh, yes, Roy and June!! (I really like that movie, actually. It's so funny. xD) They're cute together, hehe.

    I don't know any of the other ones. ;)

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    1. Same! It's a really fun movie; my family and I like it a lot. :)

      I was about to say, "You should try some of them!", but then I realized that I don't actually know if you'd like any of the others . . . haha! Maybe Dastan and Tamina.

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