Whilst re-watching the STAR WARS saga, I came across the thankfully forgotten clunky lines of romantic dialogue that Lucas had penned and whilst cringing, let my mind wander briefly to other examples where men and women try to express that allusive thing called love...
So, here are some of the more memorable lines throughout cinema's century - for all the right, and wrong, reasons. Which side do they come down for you?
Or, in the end, do you frankly give a damn?....
Film: As Good As It Gets
Line giver: Jack Nicholson
If you still wonder how ol' Jack seems to keep pulling in the ladies, maybe it's because he gets to say lines like this... all previous sins seem to be forgiven, just like that.
Film: Jerry Maguire
Line giver: Rennee Zellweger
Even though the big speech is done by Tom Cruise, the killer line is quietly delivered by Rennee with such emotion and truth that it knocks it clean outta the park!
Film: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Line giver: Harrison Ford
Despite the story by George "what's romance?" Lucas, it's Ford who changed the original line to this borderline cocky response that all men would love the confidence to say.
Film: Notting Hill
Line giver: Julia Roberts
A personal fave of mine, again it's the thing that you always wish you could be on the receiving end of and Julia's smile and nervousness puts the final nail in the coffin.
Film: The Princess Bride
Line giver: Cary Elwes
3 words... just 3 words...that's all it takes and yet, they can be said too much and not enough. So, same sentiment but different phrasing! Sorted then! Clever Dread Pirate Roberts!
Film: Back To The Future
Line giver: Crispin Glover
Totally unprepared for conversations with the opposite sex, Marty McFly's future dad shows how over-preparing other people's lines isn't such a great idea.
Film: Four Weddings & A Funeral
Line giver: Andie MacDowell
A line of dialogue that is so truly unique that both men AND women groan inwardly and outwardly upon hearing its utterance! Now that's special!
Film: Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
Line giver: Natalie Portman and Hayden Christian
The one that started this whole article off for me - this is so bad because it's supposed to be the reason why the worst villain in cinema is born; out of the love lost between them! How wrong.
Film: Dirty Dancing
Line giver: Jennifer Grey
That all-important first impression can be heightened by that also equally important first line of dialogue between the two of the possible lovers... Nice try but no cigar baby.
Line giver: Jennifer Lopez
I f you have to be explained why this particular example made it to the list then, honestly, there is no saving you... at all.
Now it's your turn to tell me, as I stand before you, in the pouring rain, what should I have/not said? What should have made it onto the list, or for that matter, shouldn't have?....