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Re: The Romantic Comedy Genre Cliche Thread
« on: December 04, 2012, 10:47:12 pm »
Did you see "Imagine Me & You?"  It flipped some of the Romcom tropes on the head pretty well, totally not what I expected and quite enjoyable, and not just Piper Perabo and Lena Headey going at it a little.

One thing I tire of is the forced interaction of the opposites, opposites can totally attract but I'm annoyed by stuff like "The Decoy Bride" (which I actually liked, though that's partly due to David Tennant and Kelly MacDonald) where they're stuck together and HAVE to be with each other, put in this artificial pressure cooker where of course over this course of condensed events they will have feelings for each other that naturally will last their whole lives.  I get that movies have to move along at a brisk pace but come on.  I know that they can't have realistic people-get-emotionally-hurt stories like Chasing Amy (that would SUCK, I do want some light romantic fare), but I would like to be surprised by who people end up with, you know?  And everyone always winds up perfectly paired up-- unless there's a hopeless dolty fool (right here!), everyone ends up with someone.  That's gotta change.  Especially in the days of franchises, how great would it be if there was a good romantic comedy where the two scene-stealers get their OWN movie where their romance is front and center?

 

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