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The film's exact message is still a bit unclear - just when you think this version of Gwyneth is winning over that version, this one goes and dies on you.
But hey - no one ever expected the Spanish Inquisition!
Remember, Ben: to assume is to make an ass out of you and…you.
But mostly this film is important for marking the end of Ben's unfortunate goatee phase, for which we are eternally grateful.
From the romantic delusions of Chasing Amy to the what-if whimsy of Sliding Doors, pretty much everything you need to know about relationships can be found in these '90s gems from Ben and Gwyn: Chasing Amy Ben made a risky decision in this film to claim undying love for a lesbian, played by the queen of sexy baby voices, Joey Lauren Adams.
Even riskier was his assumption that she had never slept with a man before him, which blew up in his heteronormative face spectacularly.
Good Will Hunting Ben didn't have much going on romantically in this one, unless you include his bromance for the ages with Matt Damon, aka Will Hunting. Forces of Nature A guilty pleasure no more, this film can now be celebrated for its brave and unlikely pairing of Ben and Bullock.
But would Will have gone to see about a girl without Ben's epic "the best part of my day is when I knock on the door and you might not be there" speech? Sandy B had never been as freakishly charming, nor he as adorably neurotic, as in this perfectly '90s installment of Armageddon In this classic '90s space disaster epic, Ben used Liv Tyler's stomach to prove that the only aphrodisiac you ever need is Animal Crackers.
Well, thanks to Sliding Doors we'll never stop wondering.
Great Expectations My high school heart goes pitter-patter remembering the nude drawing sessions between Gwyn and Eth, crazy Anne Bancroft waltzing around in her bathrobe to Besame Mucho, and a soundtrack filled with 90s stalwarts Tori Amos, Duncan Sheik and The Verve Pipe. Little girls who like to torture their little boyfriends will keep at it well into adulthood.
But when they look like Gwyneth in Great Expectations, the boyfriends don’t seem to mind.
A Perfect Murder So many morals to this story, where do we even begin? Ripley Sometimes our boyfriends have bad taste in friends. But when we suspect said friends of murdering our boyfriends, and then impersonating them, it’s probably best to do more than just pull out the quivering lip, as great as Gwynie is at that.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Shakespeare in Love's triumph at the Oscars, including then-26-year-old Gwyneth Paltrow's win for Best Actress.
Paltrow was dating Shakespeare co-star and fellow Oscar winner Ben Affleck at the time, which has prompted Preta to reflect on the canon of films the young lovers produced in their over-achieving three-year span from 1997-1999.