"There's someone out there for everyone - even if you need a pickax, a compass, and night goggles to find them."
I'm a romantic... hopefully, not hopeless, though. I also think life is a little bit weird and a little bit surreal.
I also think that, at certain times, my life could use a little Enya in the background for effect.
That's the essence of L.A. Story. Its all about how emotional and grandiose we can make our own little efforts to find someone, and then how often we realize how silly the whole thing is. Real. Silly. Both. Our lives are really silly, but they're great sometimes, too. Harris K. Telemacher's life is really silly, too. He drives to work through other people's backyards and through public parks. He makes amateur videos on roller skates in art museums. Electronic traffic condition billboards talk to him.
And, his life is great, too, because he finds someone that makes him show off--"the idiot's version of being interesting." He finds someone that makes him want to change the polarity of the earth to keep her from flying home.
"Life is a tale told by an idiot--full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
We are the idiots telling the story, searching hard everyday to find something of substance to lend meaning to the sound and substance to the fury. In the meantime, we watch Steve Martin to entertain ourselves.