03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Is The Smart Romantic Comedy Dead?

I can't be the only woman who takes most "chick flicks" as an affront to my gender. Watching a formulaic chick flick is like being told that the entire movie industry thinks you're stupid, credulous and naive; that a pair of artfully dangled shoes or a cute, plump baby is enough to distract you from the fact that the storyline has been recycled a hundred times before; that at the first chime of wedding bells, we start salivating over table decorations and party favours.

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