meet-cute


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meet-cute

 (mēt′kyo͞ot′)
n.
A plot contrivance by which two protagonists in a romantic comedy first meet under unexpected and often comically adverse circumstances.
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Ali and Deniz have a meet-cute over a smashed watermelon, and Ali immediately falls in love with the girl.
05am John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale meet-cute in a disarming rom-com with a clutch of funny characters supporting the attractively hesitant leads.
Take two: Tartan trousers and a pajama-inspired top are a total meet-cute.
There are so many clever touches in Frozen, from Anna's bits of business during songs -- shaking hands with a suit of armour, posing in front of various paintings -- to the splendid meet-cute between Anna and Hans (it involves a horse and a precariously-balanced boat) or the rocks that turn into trolls.
In the hysteria of the moment, a bright-eyed girl named Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo) is hurled in his direction, and the moment they set eyes on each other it's a real black-and-white meet-cute moment.
It's a meet-cute for the ages, and Norris wants to see her again, but that's harder than it initially seems.
There's a nifty little comedy about our crumbling educational system in here, somewhere, if the producers weren't so busy trying to meet-cute with viewers.
A Christmas chick flick box of candies, this doesn't match the sophisticated wit of director Nancy Meyers' earlier What Women Want and Something's Got To Give, but its ribbon-wrapped double dose meet-cute (which, at one point, someone actually explains) screwball romcom does have the comforting warm aroma of chestnuts roasting by an open fire.
A film like Martha of 1973, which pictures bourgeois marriage as a torture chamber built on the complicity of its inhabitants, is worth any hundred or so meet-cute Hollywood comedies, bittersweet romances, and earnest social dramas.
He must suffer through three meet-cutes with young lovelies -- and a re-meet-cute -- within six minutes of screen time early in tonight's episode, and were that not enough, yet another potential girlfriend is tossed into the mix in episode two.
But what could have been an edgy sharp sex comedy about May-December love affairs quickly throws in the towel as Meyers reveals her conventional meet-cute sitcom ambitions.
Jo and Charlie meet-cute at West's grave site on her birthday and begin a friendship based on trading notes.