Until I started writing this series I didn’t realise just how many of my favourite films feature the friends to lovers trope. To be honest most of my favourite films are romcoms and I suppose it’s a very common theme in those films.
I’ve been obsessed with Clueless since I was like 12, which is obviously way after it released, but it remains to be one of my favourite films. I actually watched it with my sister a couple of months ago when I went back home for a few days.
The friends to lovers in Clueless is slightly complicated as technically they aren’t really friends. It is weird that a brother-like figure becomes her boyfriend, but hey they aren’t actually related so it’s fine right?
I can’t believe that Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd still look almost exactly the same now.
Synopsis: Cher is a rich high-school student who is learning to cope with adolescence and its problems. She also helps a new student gain popularity and in the process discovers her own feelings for someone.
Starring: Alicia Silverstone & Paul Rudd
Made of Honor (2008)
I actually don’t like the female love interest in Made of Honor very much, I don’t even remember her name. However, I love Patrick Dempsey and that’s the main reason for me liking this film. It’s very funny and the friends to lovers trope is actually done well. I like how long they’ve been friends for and the fact that (spoiler alert) she almost gets married to someone else, but he stops the wedding is just so good. The whole montage of him getting to the wedding is so funny.
This is definitely one of the more underrated friends to lovers films, so if you haven’t seen it, I definitely recommend it. Super easy watching and it’s quite cosy because most of it is set in the Scottish Highlands.
Synopsis: Hannah surprises Tom, her best friend who is secretly in love with her, with the news of her engagement to a wealthy man. Things take a complicated turn when she asks Tom to be her maid of honour.
Starring: Patrick Dempsey & Michelle Monaghan
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