so, this is an odd list of movies which the compilers claim are ‘romantic movies without the schmaltz.’
sound of music? annie hall (gag me — woody allen needs to be restrained. why do we keep letting him waste film and actors who could be doing much more interesting things)? say anything? romeo and juliet for god’s sake, possibly the most loaded, dribbly, and potentially boring and self-indulgent romantic story ever, even in the zefferilli version with the lingering close-ups of the young juliet who, rumor has it, he was sleeping with himself?
clearly there is something inherent in the definition of ‘schmaltz’ of which i have been previously unaware. much like arthur dent and definitions of ‘safe.’