Everyone knows how romantic comedies are supposed to go: Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy does something stupid to win girl back and somehow she falls for it — probably because of low self-esteem or the inability to recognize she’s living within rom-com constraints.
Most romantic comedy plotlines are based on the meet-cute. “Oh, we bumped into each other and are soulmates?” “Oh, we both grabbed for the same pair of gloves, then we’ll be idiots and not exchange numbers, but I’ll put my number in a BOOK and MAYBE you’ll find it if it was meant to be?” (I had two guy friends in high school who insisted we watch “Serendipity” multiple times.)
But many of the little cute things in rom-coms would be grounds for arrest, or at least a good slap. Read more on Cracked…
So, once upon a time, a boy from New Zealand got lost in Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve and met a girl from America: ”I was just walking around and admiring the lights and found this girl just crying on the side of the road … I went and tried to help her out. She was lost. She’d lost all her friends.”
After the boy cheered her up with his “undeniably bad sense of humor,” he took her out for drinks, and she eventually found her friends again. At 6 a.m., the party ended and she left.
However, before she took off, she dropped a romantic comedy-style bomb on the dude. Leaving the boy with her name, her hometown (Washington, D.C.), and her picture, she challenged him to “find her.” And off she went. Keep reading »
I watched the movie “Something Borrowed” in its entirety on Sunday afternoon. I was cleaning, and dealing with a cold, and, sue me, I will probably watch anything with Ginnifer Goodwin in it if given the opportunity.
Have you seen it? Good, don’t. I’ll tell you about it instead. “Something Borrowed” stars Goodwin and Kate Hudson as Rachel and Darcy, two diametrically opposed best friends both in love with Dex (played by Colin Egglesfield and his eyebrows). Dex is Darcy’s fiancé, but he’s Rachel’s true love, and therein lies the problem. Dex and Rachel are supposed to be together and they embark on a weird physical and emotional affair and lie their faces off to Darcy about it. Keep reading »
What if all the excitement and magic of “Game of Thrones” was recast as a romantic comedy, with love triangles, gay subplots, and will-they-or-won’t-they (sleep with their siblings) drama? Find out in the rom-com version of “Game of Thrones,” coming soon (we wish) to a theater near you. [The Mary Sue]