The 10 Most Overly Used Rom-Com Gimmicks

The 10 Most Overly Used Rom-Com Gimmicks

A lot of you had the same ambivalent reaction I did to the recent Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy casting news. In fact, I think RosaDilia summed the sentiment up with, "Oh geez, the same story line over and over and over again." Which got me thinking: Why do rom-coms continue to be the genre where new ideas go to die?
Given that these movies are generally geared toward women, it's getting to be borderline insulting. So I'm listing here some of the cliches and gimmicks that continue to mire the whole genre in predictability. It's not to say these things never work, or that I dislike all these films. It's just annoying to see the same stuff rehashed, like we won't notice. As if!
To see what I'm talking about, hit "Start."

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