Eve and Wall-E, 2008

9 Feb

As promised, I have something a little more modern than bad-Sandra-Bullock-hair for you today. Sis, it’s safe! You can come back!

As you can see from the title of today’s post, our Countdown couple for this Thursday needs no introduction, so we’ll get right to the good stuff:

Just look at that face!!!


Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, we can talk about…

The Couple: Eve and Wall-E, Wall-E

Why They’re Great Together: In addition to having the the distinction of being the first non-human couple on our Countdown here at Gumball Crayola, these two also have the distinction of being, quite possibly, my favourite couple so far. Sorry, Christina and Matt! 

They are just too cute for words. Literally. They hardly speak at all, which is a nice change of pace in the dialogue-heavy world of romantic comedies, where it seems the characters often feel the need to express their every single thought every single second. (Remember how much Ellie and Peter talked?)Eve and Wall-E are by far the best, most effective communicators we’ve seen here yet.

I suspect that’s why the movie “The Artist” has struck such a chord with people now; in today’s hyper-articulated world, a couple who can express their feelings for each other without words (or texts, or tweets, or facebook status updates) is a beautiful and moving thing. But I still think Wall-E and Eve have more charm and charisma together in a single scene than everyone in “The Artist” put together! And while we’re on the subject…

Favourite Moment/Quote: After careful deliberation, and I won’t even tell you how much time spent watching clips on Youtube, I’ve managed, through sheer force of will, to narrow this down to two scenes.

First: Our Couple Meets. One of the best, most surprising, and funniest “meet-cutes” I’ve seen in a long time:


Second: Our Couple Falls in Love. One of the best, period.

They’re Your Perfect Couple If: You’re a very modern girl. Or you’re looking for one.

Well, I hope that put a smile on your face and helped get you one step closer to the weekend! Have a great day, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow – we’ve only got four days to go!


11 Responses to “Eve and Wall-E, 2008”

  1. Deborah February 9, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    what! no notebook allie and noah???

    • amber February 9, 2012 at 9:51 am #

      Not yet…but we’ve still got 4 days to go! 🙂

  2. jimmy pop February 9, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    A countdown to valentine’s day using famous movie “couples”? Is this what I’ve awoken to this morning? If Woody and Juliette Lewis don’t make it for Natural Born Killers, the list is an injustice to love everywhere.

    • amber February 9, 2012 at 9:03 am #

      It is indeed! Since I treat fictional characters like close personal friends, it seemed appropriate.
      Woody and Juliette…hmmm… I have to admit I’ve never actually seen that movie…

      • jimmy pop February 9, 2012 at 9:06 am #

        The movie was a little intense, so if you’re going to watch it, prepare yourself.

        I’ll have to read previous entries to see the full list, but if there’s titanic or the notebook, I will boo this blog relentlessly. There may be others as I think of them. Will keep you posted.

        • amber February 9, 2012 at 9:55 am #

          Yes, please do. And PS – Titanic?!? Seriously?!? I thought we knew each other better than that!

          • jimmy pop February 9, 2012 at 10:08 am #

            You wanted to include the notebook, but the titanic is out of bounds? Come on, they’re both contrived stories. How about some realism, like War of the Roses?

            • amber February 9, 2012 at 10:33 am #

              Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, and Danny Devito are fantastic together. Did Devito direct War of the Roses as well?

            • jimmy pop February 9, 2012 at 10:36 am #

              He did indeed. Did you notice that Sean Astin is in the movie as well?

            • amber February 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

              I did not. Cool beans!


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