I am an insomniac and a rom com-junkie. I frequently find myself awake at all hours in the morning, while my wife, a very accomplished professional sleeper, snores away the hours in our glorious Sleep Number bed. I love Romantic Comedies. The tragic and hopeful kind which pretty much describes all of them. I often tear up,and sometimes I just full on cry. Not in a loud, ugly kind of way, more like a warm belly, good cry, which is a deeply satisfying kind of way. It usually happens when the boy realizes how great his best friend is, proclaims his love for her and they ride happily ever after into the sunset. My wife thinks it's amusing that I pine away for the under dog and wish him into the hero role. Yet, it feels so right to me. What she either doesn't know or doesn't understand is that she was always the one that was too good for me. I married up, not the other way around. She was my knight in shining armor. She rescued me from a life of mediocrity and boredom. And it's been glorious. We've raised three wonderful daughters together, and they all have the best parts of her. This movie is like the life I would have lived, if I'd missed it. If I hadn't got it right the first time. It's true, Alex misses it. He has to spend his whole life in the penalty box waiting, while the Universe makes him pay for not just going for it and making a life with the perfect girl right in front of him. He is typically male, too shy to just tell her. On our first date, which was, by the way.created by me through subterfuge. I cheated on a poetry writing,to get her to ask me out. You see, the loser paid for dinner. But really, it was just a way to get the good girl to rescue the bad boy. 30 years later, I'm still grateful. Spoiler alert: the planets FINALLY align and everybody realizes that they belong together. Love for a woman is better like a lazer beam, than a flood light, men. Focus it on her, pursue her and watch it burst into flame and burn forever. Our youngest daughter gets married next week at the age of 20 and we've mentioned several times that they are young. She just points to us, "You were younger than we are". Yes, it's true. All our older friends tell us we were lucky. I hope my daughter and her husband to be are as well. Alex and Rosie come together 12 years later. It will be sweet, because it was meant to be. I know, I know it's just a movie. But sometimes movies are based on real events. True love happens. Life happens. Sometimes life happens when you are waiting for true love to happen. Sometimes the boy get's the girl. Sometimes we can miss the beautiful right in front of us, waiting and watching for the beautiful around the next corner. And that will often end up with 12 years wasted, a lot of heart ache and heart break and broken dreams and relationships. This is summed up in the final scene, where Alex finally asks Rosie to the dance and she says "Better late than never". It is, but it's easier to JUST kiss the girl and win her heart forever. Cheers.