I love A.O. Scott

February 3, 2008

I just do. Here’s his take on the sorry state of the romantic comedy:

“Our parents and grandparents had Rock Hudson and Doris Days — such delicious subtext! such amazing office furniture! — or Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Or Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Or Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Or even, in ‘That Touch of Mink,’ Cary Grant and Doris Day. But you get the point. We have Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey.

“Who are perfectly charming. Don’t get me wrong. You remember them in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” don’t you? Neither do I, even if a search of this newspaper’s archives indicates that I saw it.”

It’s funny because it’s true. It’s also sad because it’s true.