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'Breaking Dawn' Should Totally Win Teen Choice Award for Choice Romance

Thu, June 14, 2012 5:45pm EDT by 8 Comments
Breaking Dawn Teen Choice Awards 2012

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart make the perfect couple, on-screen and off!  Edward and Bella’s love in ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1’ should earn them the Teen Choice Award for Choice Romance!

The Teen Choice Awards are coming up, and I’ll admit it: there’s some seriously stiff competition for the coveted title of Choice Romance.  But is there really anything better than this story of immortal love, between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan?!

I’ve gotta say, I’m with the TwiHards on this one: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 deserves to take home the Teen Choice Award for Choice Romance!

Only the first half to the final installment of the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn — Part I delivered everything that fans could ask for, and more!

Where do I begin? The wedding scene is PERFECT.  From the elegant, yet simple dress (so Bella!), to her cute and clumsy attempt to walk in those gorgeous heels, you could practically feel all of Bella’s complex emotions as a pensive teenage bride.  As a true daddy’s girl, I definitely shed a tear or two when her gruff father, Charlie, gave her away.  And Jacob’s gut-wrenching realization that Bella would never love him? Never was a man more painfully “friend-zoned” than the lone wolf.

As if the gorgeous ceremony weren’t enough, the honeymoon was totally drool-worthy.  What girl doesn’t dream about being whisked away by her husband, much less to their OWN PRIVATE ISLAND?  Though the initial hookup was awkward, to say the least, the sympathetic moviegoer can excuse this with the understanding that Edward is… well, dead.  And the strength of Bella and Edward’s communication makes their relationship so much more beautiful.  I applaud the director for not romanticizing and idealizing their “first time” together; it made the actual act so much hotter!

But the crux of Breaking Dawn, Part 1 — for me, at least — was watching Edward take care of his ailing new bride.  Poor Bella’s body, struggling with the parasitic host inside of her, was weakened tremendously.  Without Edward’s TLC and careful attention, she would’ve died.  Seeing Edward dote on her, despite the purple circles under her eyes, and her limp and greasy hair certainly made me jealous! Every girl wants to hear that they “look gorgeous with no make-up on.”  The truth is, most of us could use a little bit of a touch-up once in a while.  But Bella’s gruesome appearance does nothing to dissuade Edward in his attentive love.  In fact, he almost seems more enamored of her.  The only possible flaw I could see in this romance came from the fact that I left the theater feeling slightly bitter at the lack of having an Edward in my life.  That’s the sign that a romance movie was done right!

On top of all of that, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are by far one of the best celebrity couples out there.  They’re quiet about their relationship, they rarely fight — and if they do, they hide it pretty well, as opposed to some celebrity twosomes.  Oftentimes, celebrity hook-ups on set prove to be a fling, merely born out of convenience.  But I think these two are really in love!

Breaking Dawn’s competitors in the Choice Romance category are sorely lacking in everything necessary to call a movie a “romance.”  Think Like A Man is funny, sure.  It might even have a cute moral at the end — how positively unpredictable.  Not. And The Lucky One has Zac Efron, but as far as I can tell, that’s really the only selling point to Nicholas Sparks’ newest schmaltz fest.  The Vow is just 120 minutes of Rachel McAdams being feisty and rude to Channing Tatum, and This Means War…  is that a joke?  It’s based on a Mad Magazine comic strip.  Call me crazy, but that’s not a recipe for romance.

The winner is clear here, HollywoodLifers!  Take a break from Facebook for five minutes every day, and put in your vote for Breaking Dawn — Part 1.  I can’t guarantee that your Edward Cullen will arrive any faster, but in the meantime, Breaking Dawn certainly makes waiting for him easier to deal with.

Who do you think should win Best Romance, HollywoodLifers?

— Margaret Quigley

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