And when you think about it, or at least as myself, a 30-year old man that digs Matthew McConaughey rom coms thinks about it, this is exactly why you love them. The male lead (played by McConaughey, duh) is always a cool character, a charmer, a free spirit… you can watch the movie and say “now that’s a guy I can identify with,” idealistically of course…
But then, at the end of the day, he still wants to be loved, he still has emotions, he’s usually humbled, and deep down, you know you probably don’t have it all figured out either. And you can identify with that too (at least if you’re honest with yourself).
It’s pretty cool to hear him break it all down like that, and if nothing else, know that these movies don’t just happen by accident. They might be a bit cheesy at times, but there is real thought behind them, real work put into developing the persona of the characters.
And by the way, Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past is WAY underrated. Watched it the other day… definitely does not get enough love.