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

Time to start ticking off those classics.

13. It Happened One Night (1934)

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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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