So last night I caught the last third of Reality Bites on TV. You remember, uber cool 90's grungers Troy and Leiliana are roommates but are really madly in love with each other and too scared or maybe too dumb to admit it until the end, when in a flash they realize that maybe reality doesn't bite so much because they're actually meant to be together forever.
Yes, you remember.
Well, it got me thinking about happy endings and how Hollywood has created an entire genre of romantic comedies with happy endings.
As novelists, we try hard not too wrap things up too nicely. God forbid we pull a Stephenie Meyer and evoke thousands of book returns from customers who are irate that everything turned out so peachy.
But with movies, we love happy endings. Reality Bites does not stand alone. There's Love Actually, The Holiday, Knotting Hill, and a zillion others. Even a bumbling klutz like Bridget Jones gets to find true love in Hollywood.
And we, as viewers, cheer for her, cry for her and maybe for a second even wish to be like her.
So, I ask, what's your favorite happy ending?
3 years ago