Rom-coms aren’t about celebrating single life in perpetuity. It’s okay if they draw from fantasy — in fact, that’s the whole point.
‘Yesterday’ is relentlessly unamusing and thoroughly unconvincing in its tale of a struggling musician becoming the only person in the world who knows The Beatles ever existed.
We get the same daring boys who are essentially stupid, but have good hearts, and the same brainy girls who are very shy, with no experience of the world, but turn out to win in every conceivable situation.
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ surpassed $25 million in ticket sales in the opening weekend across both the United States and Canada, beating Mark Wahlberg’s action thriller ‘Mile 22.’
‘Christmas in Connecticut’ has not just fun and beauty to recommend it, but also a great range and serious insights into American society.
Camaraderie is born in the fires of struggle and sacrifice for others, while a bromance is fueled by satisfaction and mutual amusement.
Bridget Jones is a superior rom-com heroine in a genre that has cratered. Like I did, you are likely to enjoy ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby.’
‘The Mindy Project’ is the best sitcom you’re not watching. Thanks to Fox and Hulu, you can remedy that.
In a commentary culture constantly on a quest for multifaceted female characters in mainstream entertainment, here’s Mindy Lahiri of ‘The Mindy Project.’
If your girlfriend constantly asks why you can’t be more romantic like a character from her favorite rom-com, tell her it’s because you want to avoid prison.
Two cultural trends are killing the romantic comedy, and far more than film is at stake.
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