NYNM#2: Richard Curtis, Eat Your Heart Out.

Time to start ticking off those classics.

13. It Happened One Night (1934)


As they travel northward from Miami to New York City  and engage in a series of misadventures, a gruff newspaperman and spoiled rich girl, thrown together by circumstances, fall in love with each other. Hilarity ensues (no, it really does this time).

So this is the original rom-com, and one of the only films to win the Big Five Academy Awards – my hopes were high. And I wasn’t disappointed. I’d never seen a Clarke Gable movie: now I get what all the fuss was about. Yeah, it’s a bit dated but it’s funny as fuck – dry, silly, zingy. You look at this and then you realise that the shit Richard Curtis churns out is It Happens One Night distilled a billion times over into nothing. 8/10.


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