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The Romantics

The Romantics

Date: Oct 20 2010

Themes: Friend, Romance

Grammar: Adjectives

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People who have been friends for a long time have a lot of shared memories, and sometimes, they have shared baggage too. In the new movie The Romantics, a group of college friends comes together for the wedding of two of the friends.

Although weddings are supposed to be a purely joyful occasion, this celebration causes old wounds and conflicts to reemerge. Find out if Amy expects to have any drama at her upcoming wedding.

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Amy

Amy

Devan

Devan

Devan:  So, I know you’re about to tie the knot soon. Are you excited?

Amy:  I am.

Devan:  I saw the preview for that movie The Romantics, about the girl that’s getting married and her friends coming home for the wedding.

Amy:  Right, with Katie Holmes.

Devan:  Yeah. And I guess in the preview it looks like two have long rivaled over the groom.

Amy:  Interesting.

Devan:  Is there anything like that, did any of your old friends have crushes on your fiance or anything?

Amy:  Not as far as I know. My best friend is dating my fiance’s best friend. So there is some potential for a little bit of drama, but most of my old friends, you know, have only met my fiance recently. So…

Devan:  So are you still friends with most of your friends from college?

Amy:  Yeah, I have a lot of old friends. None of them live close to me anymore, but we actually just got together for sort of a reunion. It was interesting because we’re pretty different but we’re still really close. What about you, are you friends with your college friends?

Devan:  Yeah, it’s kind of the same thing where we don’t have anything in common anymore, but we still have our past in common and that’s what keeps us together.

Amy:  Well, it’s true that there’s nothing like a wedding to bring out sort of crazy weird emotions and conflicts that you didn’t know were there before, so I’m kind of interested in seeing this movie, but also a little afraid.

 

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Discussion

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In The Romantics, a group of college friends reunites for a wedding. But the occasion isn’t purely a happy one, because one of the friends, played by Katie Holmes, used to be in love with the groom.

Amy is getting married soon, and Devan asks her if she thinks there will be any conflicts like that at her wedding. Amy doesn’t think that any of her friends will bring emotional baggage to the wedding. But she thinks that weddings often bring out unexpected conflicts and emotions.

Both Devan and Amy are still close with their college friends. But they don’t have much in common with these old friends anymore. Even though they have changed and grown apart, they still share a strong bond because of everything they shared in the past.

Are you still close with your old friends? Have you ever been to a wedding where something dramatic happened?

 

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joao correia

Brazil

Everybody has emotional baggage.


The Important thing is not to lose the control to live the present and forget the past.

06:58 PM Mar 17 2016 |

9876556789

China

I am still close with my old f riends.   though we are in different college,i hope to attend her wedding.

07:00 AM Apr 07 2014 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I am colse with just one of my old friends,I have not been in this kind of weddings but  i have heard that a wedding turned to a sorrow event because two members of the different bride and groom’s guests start fighting and at the end all the party ruins.

12:50 PM Sep 15 2013 |

englearner1

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi everybody


11:23 AM Feb 06 2013 |

Jovana55

Serbia and Montenegro

I’m still close with some of my friends from my childhood. |Well, they are real friend indeed. I have had many friends and have met many people, but only real friends have stayed with me.


I have a friend who I have known since i was in kindergarten. Then, we went to the same primary school and we were in the same class. Unfortuately, we didn’t be together in the high school, but we are still hanging out.


I have never be to a wedding where something dramatic happened and i hope i will never be to such a that wedding.

07:27 AM Jul 23 2012 |

rocky0623

South Korea

vibration in your heart, and soul is the love we are talking, which gives us sometimes heartbeating sometimes lots of sorrowful pain we should tolerate.


living your life? is finding, grabbing, and keeping a love in many ways.

08:53 AM Aug 24 2011 |

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Zeeshan77

India

It is the best way to realize true love.

04:32 AM Jul 11 2011 |

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Eman.ebrahim

Bahrain

Romace is the bestt part in life

03:39 AM Jul 11 2011 |

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wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

No. I’m not still close with my olds friend, But I can’t forgot of a good anything of past. Some night I dreamed about to olds day that to share everything together or olds boyfriend hahaha! it’s very good dream But when I wake up, I don’t have anyone. I must to live with the true life.


 

12:29 AM May 13 2011 |

isabel139

isabel139

Peru

Yes, I’m still close with some of my old friends: I changed of city, most of them changed also or even of country. But when we are together is like “the old good time”. And of course.. facebook helps it also :))) I have never been to a wedding where something dramatic happened and I really hope never will…

07:17 AM May 08 2011 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hummm No,I'm not 'cause it's common people follow different ways in life so it's common we distance ourselves from friends.Todays some of my old friends are married and with kids…I have never been in any wedding where happened something dramatic,I only saw it in soap operas hehe :P

04:15 AM Dec 08 2010 |

Davood_z

Davood_z

Iraq

IN LOVE EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE

04:46 AM Oct 25 2010 |

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AlineB¨

AlineB¨

Brazil

I could say that here is the right place for you to find a drama! People are a little insane. However, theres anything on the wedding that they really respect, so i did never see anything stupid on any of the weddings i've been.

I agree with Yulya-link: this is the kind of thing we only see in american movies

06:27 AM Oct 24 2010 |

melamarc

melamarc

Philippines

im still attached with my old friends,, we used to hang out once a week. 

i have been in to weddings, and there was nothing a dramatic happened during my cousins and my sister's friend wedding. 

03:43 AM Oct 24 2010 |

Yulya-link

Yulya-link

Ukraine

Such dramas remind me only American films))) You can hardly find this in Ukraine.

11:38 PM Oct 23 2010 |

aritaum

aritaum

South Korea

Love is romantics!

 

10:24 AM Oct 23 2010 |

donia2

donia2

Afghanistan

I have old friends , but they live for away from me we just hve contact via e mail, I wished , I could attend their weddings.

10:43 PM Oct 22 2010 |

neha1209

India

fortunately, i hav nt seen any such drama at a wedding. If one is really ur frnd, he or she wud avoid drama and try 2 make the wedding peaceful.

09:06 PM Oct 22 2010 |

An-china

An-china

China

ha—the best things for me  is to keep in touch with the classmates-my dear friends. i always take part in their wedding, i am happy for ther are happy

and for love-romance i wanna have true love.but ~^ maybe days later,maybe months later,maybe years later, who knows?

08:24 AM Oct 22 2010 |

MIGUEL051

Dominican Republic

I AM NOT THE KIND OF  ROMANTIC PERSON FOR ME  THIS REALLY A KIND OF SOMETHING EMBARRASING  THAT EVERYBODY HAVE TO DO A DAY IN HIS LIFE.

08:51 PM Oct 21 2010 |

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