A strategic recommendation [Day 05/100]

Hello. Today’s post will be a quick one, though still on the subject of crushes.

Have you watched He’s Just Not That Into You? It’s an amazing movie, and if you think otherwise you can get out of here.

HOWEVER. At the very beginning, the film makes a promise to you. A promise it breaks about an hour and fifty-five minutes into its two hour, nine minute runtime.

Do you know what I’m talking about? At the beginning, Justin Long’s character (Matt? Jacob? I can’t remember his name) tells Gigi (played by the excellent Ginnifer Goodwin) that girls like her are the exception, not the rule, only to fall in love with her crazy ass just over an hour later.

If you’ve ever been in the midst of a crush and thought watching a movie with as soul-crushing a title as this one would help cut that sucker off, well, you’d be mistaken.

Which brings me to my recommendation for you. If you ever find yourself developing a crush on someone who is not at all right for you (signs of a crush: seeing something you think they would enjoy and texting them about it, trying to bring their name up in random conversations, picturing partaking in various seasonal activities with them, etc) make your way through a list of romantic comedies like 27 Dresses, When Harry Met Sally, etc.

The catch here is that you must stop every movie in this marathon after the big blowup fight (he was just doing this to win a bet, he was writing an article the whole time, she got the big promotion and really changed) and before the reconciliation at the end (it’s you, it’s you, it’s always been you).

After just a few movies, your crush will become a thing of the past. Sayonara, loser, James Marsden you are not.

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