Posts tagged "romantic comedies"

70 Romantic Comedies From The Last 15 Years, Ranked

You’re going to be so mad at me when you read this list! It’s okay. I’m prepared. But I do stand by my rankings.

Emily Winter | September 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Seeing Your Partner As Your “Other Half” Might Doom Your Relationship

A new study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology has found that relationships, much like most things in life, are all about perspective. When you see love as a beautiful…

Claire Hannum | August 1, 2014 - 11:00 am

23 Romantic Movies Revised for Honesty

As we recently discussed, romantic movies are as bad for your brain as just about any type of movie you can watch as a stupid young person. We asked you to…

Cracked | February 17, 2013 - 3:30 pm

What Would’ve Happened If These Rom-Com Heroines Had Chosen Themselves Instead Of Prince Charming

Having been a fan of “Breaking Upwards,” the heartbreaking debut film from co-writers/co-stars/cohabitators Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, I couldn’t wait to see the couple’s follow up, “Lola Versus.” Starring mumblecore goddess…

Leslie Simon | June 12, 2012 - 9:00 am

One Guy, Every Rom-Com Star Ever

What does every single dude that’s ever starred in a romantic comedy have in common? Well, they’ve all been impersonated by this guy, and they’ve all been in a movie…

Julie Gerstein | May 20, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Mindy Kaling Defends Romantic Comedies

“I feel almost embarrassed revealing this, because the genre has been so degraded in the past twenty years that saying you like romantic comedies is essentially an admission of mild…

Kate Torgovnick/ | September 28, 2011 - 1:20 pm

“Work-Coms”: They’re Rom-Coms, Only Light On The Romance

The discerning female film viewer has long trained herself to separate rom-coms from reality when it comes to her love life. He’s probably not going to win you over with…

Jessica Wakeman | August 31, 2011 - 10:40 am

Cameron Diaz Working On A Baseball Rom-Com For Alex Rodriguez?

Rumor has it that Cameron Diaz is currently developing a baseball movie. And we’re not talking “Field of Dreams” here; we’re talking more along the lines of “Fever Pitch.” A…

Kate Torgovnick/ | March 28, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Reese Witherspoon Loves A Good Rom-Com

“I love romantic comedies. I watch them all the time. I love all my fellow female romantic comedy queens, like Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner and Katie Heigl. I also think…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 30, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Rom-Com Smackdown: The 1990s Versus The 2000s

I used to be a big fan of romantic comedies in the ’90s. But when the 2000s rolled around, they just got embarrassing. Hello, “27 Dresses.” Maybe it was because…

Ami Angelowicz | June 14, 2010 - 6:30 pm

This Dude Survived 30 Chick Flicks In 30 Days!

Nick Waters may be a superhero, as far as I’m concerned. This brave, 28-year-old Oklahoma boy survived watching 30 chick flicks in 30 days. The idea came to him last…

Ami Angelowicz | February 19, 2010 - 5:50 pm

10 Things We Learned About Men From Romantic Comedies

I may be unpopular for saying this, but I kind of hate romantic comedies. If they are supposedly targeted to women, they somehow missed my demographic. Why are they so…

Ami Angelowicz | September 12, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Nine Romantic Comedy Stars Who Need Restraining Orders

For much of my adolescence, I held up Say Anything and its endearing, boombox-wielding protagonist (Lloyd Dobler, sigh) as the pinnacle of what I wanted in relationships. Then I got… | August 23, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Katherine Heigl Perpetuates The Fairy-Tale Endings With Every Rom-Com

Katherine Heigl graces InStyle’s August cover, and in the issue, she talks about husband Josh Kelley and relationships in general. Of her upcoming film “The Ugly Truth,” Katherine said she…

Catherine Strawn | July 14, 2009 - 3:30 pm

“The Ugly Truth” Looks Like Fugly Nonsense

As much as I love a rom-com, one I will not be seeing is “The Ugly Truth.” For starters, despite winning me over slightly with “27 Dresses,” I loathe Katherine…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 25, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Quote Of The Day: Drew Barrymore On Her Romantic Comedy Rut

“I remember one stewardess on a plane saying, ‘What do you have coming out?’ “And I said, ‘Oh, I’m doing this romantic comedy.’ She said, ‘Another one!’ Part of me…

Catherine Strawn | January 23, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Romantic Comedies Aren’t The Only Fiction That Will Ruin Your Life

A recent study found that fans of romantic comedies have unrealistic expectations of their life and relationships and often have trouble communicating with their partners. Rom-com devotees have an unrealistic…

Annika Harris | December 16, 2008 - 6:30 pm

We See Chick Flicks: My Best Friend’s Girl

Starring Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, Jason Biggs, Alec Baldwin
While the film “My Best Friend’s Girl” could be easily classified as a typical rom-com judging by the misleading commercials and…

Leigh Raines | September 22, 2008 - 3:00 pm

A Romantic Movie That Doesn’t Suck?

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

Most romantic comedies are a little sap-tastic with few moments that are actually funny. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, starring Michael Cera and Kat…

Catherine Strawn | August 4, 2008 - 3:30 pm