Do you groan when a romantic comedy ends with one lead character making a mad dash in pursuit of the other? The “race for your love” denouement (as classified by TV Tropes) is definitely overused in the movies, but it’s also so common now that it’s almost more of an expected convention rather than a problematic cliche. That doesn’t mean it’s not great fodder for parody, however.

Below, check out the latest spoof on the trope, in which talk show host Seth Meyers goes after guest Anne Hathaway to ask a question (or two) for a cute Late Night With Seth Meyers sketch. After that, we’ve selected a few favorite actual examples of protagonists racing for their loves. 

 

The Apartment: Fran (Shirley MacLaine) decides not to be with her aduterous boss and runs to the apartment of Bud (Jack Lemmon), at least for a great friendship if not (yet?) requited romance. 

 

The Graduate: Ben (Dustin Hoffman) drives up to stop Elaine (Katharine Robinson) from getting married. It’s hard to pick the better part of this one, the funny slow-down of “Mrs. Robinson” as Ben’s car runs out of gas or the iconic moment when he bangs on the church window after seeing the wedding follow through. 

 

Crocodile Dundee: Sue (Linda Kozlowski) decides not ot marry her fiancee and chases Mick (Paul Hogan) to a subway station, where she must confess her love for him over a crowd of commuters. 

 

Sleepless in Seattle: Annie (Meg Ryan) breaks up with her fiancee and rushes to the Empire State Building and up to its observation deck, only to get there too late. But then, serendipitously, out walks Sam (Tom Hanks) with his son, having left the a backpack behind.

 

Love Actually: Young Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) breaks through airport security to run after his schoolgirl crush, Joanna (Olivia Olson), and it’s just the most adorable thing ever.

 

 

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