There are rules about fictional romance and many of them make it okay to make moves that would get you slapped and/or under a restraining order in the real world.  Many a grand romantic gesture in movies has worked even though it shouldn’t have, like that thing with the notebook in ‘The Notebook’ or Keanu Reeves doing whatever he did in the lake house in ‘The Lake House.’

I… don’t watch a lot of romance-type films.

But I do love a good romance (or even a terrible one, like Robin and Barney) leading us to today’s rom-com query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that Jimmy Olsen defacing the moon to impress Lucy has to rank pretty high up there, asking: What’s the most amazing Grand Romantic Gesture in all of fiction?

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