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10 years of Flick Filosopher: railing against unromantic not-comedies

There are lots of reasons why I can’t abide what passes for a romantic comedy these days. From my review of Head Over Heels and The Wedding Planner:

So this is the state of romantic comedy these days: it isn’t romantic and it isn’t funny, unless, perhaps, you’re a 12-year-old girl for whom swooning over totally gorgeous guys is a new thing and totally planning your totally romantic wedding is your hobby. Where are the romantic comedies for grownups — you know, like they used to make ’em? Where is the flirty banter? Where is the sexual tension? Where have all the Cary Grants and Katherine Hepburns gone?

review of Head Over Heels and The Wedding Planner, posted 02.02.01

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