Roxanne by Steve Martin

roxanneInstead of watching the New York teams fail miserably, I watched this fantastic romantic comedy courtesy of Mr. Steve Martin. If you haven’t seen it lately, you really should.

Sweet, funny, intelligent, it has a sunny small town California setting without meanness but with excellent physical comedy. It’s magical and hopeful and the conceit, based on Cyrano De Bergerac, makes you believe that they could fall in love so quickly. I was trying to make a list of romantic comedies that don’t leave that cruddy manipulated diet coke aftertaste and all I have is this, Groundhog Day, and It Happened One Night. What do you suggest?


Author: Emily

Writer/ Librarian

4 thoughts on “Roxanne by Steve Martin”

  1. love this one. 100% better than The Jerk, 50% better than Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. 240% better than that one about having 13 kids.

  2. I think Al is discounting the Jerk a little too quickly but feh. Roxanne is great.

    I just looked at my past netflix ratings and I’m pretty stingy with the romcoms. About a Boy? Annie Hall? Harvard vs. Yale?

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