CineDrunk: Romantic Comedy Showdown

Credit: Laura Sant for Saveur

Credit: Laura Sant for Saveur

Before Saint Valentine returns from beyond the grave to make us fall in love and buy greeting cards and feel all warm and fuzzy (two days left until no one's favorite holiday!), it's time to engage in some cinematic bloodsport.

That's right, it's time for another showdown (to the death, naturally), this one for the title of Best Romantic Comedy.

Join us for an episode full of romantic highs and lows and more than a few marital spats. And if you listen in on iTunes and like what you hear, spread the love (get it?) by rating the podcast. This will help our visibility immensely. Thank you, and enjoy! 

Elderflower Old Fashioned
adapted from Saveur

2½ oz. bourbon
½ oz. St. Germain
2–3 dashes Angostura bitters or 1-2 dashes      
     blood orange bitters
Strip of lemon zest, for garnish

Fill a martini shaker or large glass with ice. Add bourbon, St. Germain, and bitters and stir until very chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with a large cube of ice. Garnish with lemon zest.

ROUND ONE (Winner in bold)

#1: City Lights (1931) vs. #32: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

#16: Clueless (1995) vs. #17: Chasing Amy (1997)

#9: Moonstruck (1987) vs. #24: Notting Hill (1999)

#8: The Princess Bride (1987) vs. #25: Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

#4: The Philadelphia Story (1940) vs. #29: Knocked Up (2007)

#13: Sleepless in Seattle (1993) vs. #20: The Wedding Singer (1998)

#12: Groundhog Day (1993) vs. #21: There's Something About Mary (1998)

#5: The African Queen (1951) vs. #28: The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)

#2: It Happened One Night (1934) vs. #31: (500) Days of Summer (2009)

#15: While You Were Sleeping (1995) vs. #18: My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

#10: When Harry Met Sally (1989) vs. #23: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

#7: Annie Hall (1977) vs. #26: Love Actually (2005)

#3: His Girl Friday (1940) vs. #30: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

#14: Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) vs. #19: As Good As It Gets (1997)

#11: Pretty Woman (1990) vs. #22: You've Got Mail (1998)

#6: The Apartment (1960) vs. #27: 13 Going on 30 (2004)

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