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Romantic Comedies

If Romantic Comedies Were Real, Movie Endings Would Be Vastly Different

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.08.2017 | Comedy

God bless romantic comedies that let us laugh at our relationship foibles while gobbling up expensive popcorn. But a new sketch called “If Romantic ...

I Made My BF Watch 'Love Actually." These Are His Unvarnished Thoughts.

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 12.22.2016 | Women

It’s the most wonderful time of the year ― when everyone watches our favorite problematic Christmas movie, “Love Actually!” I mean that “fav...


Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.15.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper L.OVE LITERARY STYLE by Karen Gillespie Sometimes there is pure gold hidden within an ordinary story. ...

The 'Bridget Jones's Baby' Novel Proves Rom-Com Franchises Are A Mistake

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.21.2016 | Arts

You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. “Bridget Jones...

Meet The Trans Woman Who Wants To Change Romantic Comedies

Broadly | James Nichols | Posted 06.28.2016 | Queer Voices

Rain Valdez began working in the film industry 15 years ago, but for most of that time she wasn't out —none of her colleagues knew she was a transge...

Your Favorite Romantic Comedies Are Actually Kind Of Sexist

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.24.2016 | Women

While movies like "500 Days Of Summer" and "You've Got Mail" might be the perfect companions to a Friday night at home, they (unfortunately) don't inc...

Dating Disasters: What Works In The Movies Fails In Real Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.13.2016 | Weird News

Romantic movies are fond of the sweeping grand gesture. You know, the kind where the protagonists goes to extremes to prove their love to the objects ...

Romantic Comedies Teach Women That Stalking Is A Compliment

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 01.28.2016 | Women

There’s a long list of reasons to love romantic comedies. The triumph of true love. The frantic run through the airport. The getting-dressed-for-a-b...

Love, In Actuality

Sarah Nechamkin | Posted 12.30.2016 | Religion
Sarah Nechamkin

Why do mythological romantic tales resonate so much? Why do people remain faithful to these narratives that depart from our lived experiences, when so many people are choosing to buck tradition?

The Corporate (Rom Com) Dream

Elodie Cheesman | Posted 11.02.2016 | Women
Elodie Cheesman

My adolescent diet of '90s and '00s rom coms set me up to yearn for some version of the 'glamorous corporate life'. My vision was fed by a reel of How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada, Missed Connections, Bride Wars; basically anything featuring Kate Hudson or set in New York.

'Playing It Cool' Has Two Leads With Chemistry

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Sometimes you get a movie with a silly premise, and all the information about the movie makes it look like a dud. Then you see the movie and the chemistry between the two leads is so good it almost makes the movie worthwhile. Note I said almost.

Katla McGlynn

The New 'Jurassic World' Poster Makes It Totally Look Like A Rom-Com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.17.2015 | Comedy

This summer ... Love finds a way. "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow tweeted a new poster for the much-anticipated "Jurassic Park" sequel on...

Have Romantic Comedies Ruined Love for Men and Women?

Ian Oliver | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Ian Oliver

As a male in the dating world, I would like to invite my other male counterparts to view what is expected from us by doing what I did and watching romantic comedies. Needless to say, we have a lot to live up to.

Is Chris Rock the New Audrey Hepburn?

Antonia Cereijido | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment
Antonia Cereijido

Top Five is able to provide interesting social commentary because the core of the film is good -- it is a good romantic comedy. He has taken two of Hepburn's essential characteristics, charisma and chemistry, and put them on screen.

10 Ways To Win Her Back If You're A Dude In A Rom-Com

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.19.2014 | Women

In the sacred tradition of the American rom-com film, the romantic hero can get away with pretty much anything -- so long as he redeems himself with o...

Your Biggest Story Doesn't Have to be a Love Story

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 10.05.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

A couple nights ago, I was looking for something to watch on TV, and I stumbled on 27 Dresses. A movie that I remember really enjoying when I first watched it. But, as I re-watched it, I found it myself basically cringing at half of the scenes.

Matthew Jacobs

For His Latest Spell, Harry Potter Saves The Romantic Comedy | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment

If a single year's romantic comedies were used to gauge the genre's welfare, 2014 would fail. There haven't been many to begin with, and the latest to...

9 Things That Happen In Rom-Coms That Never Happen In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.27.2014 | Divorce

Have crazy high expectations for what the beginning stages of a relationship should look like? You can blame rom-coms for that. Below, nine things ...

21 Summer Romantic Comedies To Stream Right Now

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment


Can Repeat Rom-Com Couples Find Love Again And Again?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.22.2014 | Entertainment

Sometimes Hollywood romance strikes twice -- or three, four and five times. Serial romantic-comedy couples can tell you that more than anyone else. Fo...

In Defense Of 'Pretty Woman'

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Matthew Jacobs

"Pretty Woman" was recently omitted from a list of the greatest modern romantic comedies. Why has the Julia Roberts vehicle come under such fire?

12 Reviews of 'Endless Love' That Make Me Concerned About My Garbage Man Screenplay 'Piece of Garbage'

Chris Kelly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

New York Post " ... endlessly lame ..." San Francisco Chronicle "... too much endless and not enough love ..." Boston Globe "... Zefferelli's vers...

14 Rom-Coms That Pair Perfectly With Boxed Wine

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment

Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching and that means you're likely in the mood for love (or at least boxed wine and a good movie). In preparation for...

Ari and Emma: When Harry Met Sally Outtakes (VIDEO)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

This couple did not make the cut. An elderly Eastern European couple tell their sad and cryptic tale of love at first sight in the Old Country. The producer interviewing them tries to keep it light and romantic... against all odds.

8 Life Lessons From Romantic Comedies

Brian Penny | Posted 04.10.2014 | Comedy
Brian Penny

If you want to impress a chick, you need to share some interests. It's all well and good to find a broad who's into sports, Star Wars and video games,...