So last Sunday, I was watching the second installment of Emma on Masterpiece Theatre. And oh, it got to the ball scene, where Emma and Knightley are dancing — and falling in love without even being aware of it themselves — and man oh man, it was the most romantic thing I have seen in years. The smiles, the glances, the little movements as they wove their way through those intricate Regency dance moves — I swear, it made me feel butterflies on their behalf. “Honey, do you remember when we were newly in love like that?” I asked my husband, who was sitting a few feet away in our toy-strewn living room, working on his laptop. He looked up briefly and smiled. Yes, we do remember, even though that part of our history lies beneath nine years and many layers of accumulated experiences. Every now and then, we can still tap into that giddy feeling: like, say, when a movie scene reminds you of how much you love your own Mr. Knightley. Zowie.
And it got me wondering: what do you think is the most romantic movie scene ever (or one of the most romantic scenes ever, if it’s too hard to choose)? Is there a movie that makes you get all giddy and smiley and weak in the knees? Comment away! I can’t wait to read your thoughts!