Posts tagged "romantic comedies"

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 journey of growth and occasional struggle, your love life is more likely to prosper. When you want your relationship to be perfect or believe you…

By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

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 show us what they might look like if they actually told the truth. Read more...

By: Cracked / February 17, 2013

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 Greta Gerwig, "Lola Versus" tells the story of a woman on the verge of 30 who’s left understandibly devastated after her fiance dumps her three weeks before…

By: Leslie Simon / June 12, 2012

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 with Jen Aniston.

By: Julie Gerstein / May 20, 2012

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 stupidity. But that has not stopped me from enjoying them. I like watching people fall in love onscreen so much that I can suspend my…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2011

“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 a grand romantic gesture, he's probably not going to beat up some loser just to impress you, and he's probably not going to have Matthew…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2011

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 source tells The Daily Express, "Cameron actually has an idea for a romantic comedy set around Major League Baseball. She’s very excited about developing her…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 28, 2011

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 that the questions romantic comedies ask about men and women are universal.”-- Reese Witherspoon defends the film genre that pays her bills in the January…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2010

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 I had grown up by that point and so had my taste in movies. Or maybe it’s because the rom-coms of the last decade leave…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 14, 2010

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 year when he and his wife, Nicci (Nick and Nicci … that’s a rom-com waiting to happen), were watching a garden-variety, painful chick flick together.

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 19, 2010

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 often inane dribble? Sure there are a few greats ("When Harry Met Sally," "(500) Days of Summer") that are not to be missed, but for…

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 12, 2009

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 older and thought about a guy I had just dumped standing outside of window at dawn and playing cheeseball music and suddenly, my dream guy…

By: DivineCaroline.com / August 23, 2009

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 she's happy it's rated R and didn't want to do another PG-13 movie.

By: Catherine Strawn / July 14, 2009

“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 Heigl. And Gerard Butler gives me that icky, dirty feeling -- the kind that gives me a slight dry heave. And while I never expect…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 25, 2009

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 felt like saying, 'Listen, bitchh.' But the other part of me felt like, 'You know what? You are absolutely f**king right. I need to change.

By: Catherine Strawn / January 23, 2009

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 idea that fate determines love, that the love-of-their-life should know what they want without them having to say it, and that sex with the right…

By: Annika Harris / December 16, 2008

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 cheesy poster, its filth factor actually pushes it into the “gross humor” category. And that is what made me love it even more. I cracked…

By: Leigh Raines / September 22, 2008

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 Dennings, looks cute, and more importantly, funny. I'm sitting in a coffee shop with my headphones in, and I actually laughed out loud while watching it.

By: Catherine Strawn / August 4, 2008