I liked Nokes's observation about the dearth of adult film romances these days: "As an aside here, why can't we have filmmakers today who portray ADULT romantic relationships, like Hitchcock used to do? Watch Notorious and see if you can stomach seeing Meg Ryan or Leonardo DiCaprio on the screen again." [Though I think Nokes is dead on about Notorious, I might quibble with his characterization of Hitchcock in general. Yes, the characters in Hitchcock's films -- as opposed to characters played by DiCaprio -- act like adults, but often the relationships they form are stunted in some way. That's a subject for another post, I suppose.]
I've previously decried the lack of real men, and of adults in general, in contemporary film. My Thanksgiving movie watching, however, reminded me of at least one real man from an endearing little romantic comedy of a while back. I have yet to meet a woman who disagrees.