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Richard Lawrence Cohen

Yesterday I confessed to sharing your sister's infatuation with Ellen Barkin, and today's it's you and Emma Thompson. Emma, how do I love thee! I love thee for improving on Jane Austen when you wrote the screenplay for Sense and Sensibility. I love thee for being hilarious as the frumpy/sexy nurse in The Tall Guy. Etc., etc, etc.

I too have watched Groundhog Day repeatedly (an appropriate action, given its plot). And now that we mention it, there's Andie MacDowell...

But the one I could watch most is the Terminator, the first one. Because on top of everything, it's also a love story.


Hear, hear on Emma Thompson (who is exactly our age, by the way)! Does it put my masculinity in question if I admit that "Sense and Sensibility" is one of my favorite films, thanks largely to Thompson's writing and performance as Elinor Dashwood? I love how the entire English social order is revealed by the greeting the Dashwoods receive whenever they enter a room: "Mrs. Dashwood, Miss Dashwood, Miss Marianne, Margaret." As Miss Dashwood, Emma Thompson was the perfect Austen heroine. Who says guys don't like the smart girls?


Danny: I couldn't agree with you more. Her performance in that movie secured my devotion to her. And in fact, I should've listed Sense and Sensibility in the movies I'd watch over and over again.

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