romcom

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romcom

(ˈrɒmˌkɒm)
n
1. (Broadcasting) informal a film or television comedy based around the romantic relationships of the characters
2. (Film) informal a film or television comedy based around the romantic relationships of the characters
[C20: rom(antic) + com(edy)]
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JO KONTA waited for her delayed French Open semi-final watching romcoms with her boyfriend and listening to Smooth Radio.
Summary: An ingenious send-up of romcoms, the film wears its heart on its sleeve
Romcoms, heist movies, sci-fi and coming-ofage films have all been covered already.
love, simon (2018) better mark the start of the rise of gay romcoms i demand at least one every year after this straight romcoms aren't allowed anymore the heterosexuals have had enough it is our time
DURING the past decade, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson have established themselves as the go-to girls for reliably-dreadful romcoms. Now, in a seismic event, the actresses are appearing in the same film that, unsurprisingly, turns out to be reliably dreadful.
FOOL'S GOLD Film4 6.50PM Hard to believe now, but not long ago Matthew McConaughey did little more than take his shirt off in daft romcoms. Indulge in nostalgia here, as he plays a mostly topless deep sea treasure hunter searching for underwater loot.
Reese Witherspoon : | Ditzy blondes and romcoms formed a large part of Witherspoon's early career, but the actress is making a serious U-turn, not least with her leading role in the gritty Wild.
Reece Witherspoon - Ditzy blondes and romcoms formed a large part of Witherspoon's early |career, but the actress is making a serious U-turn, not least with her leading role in the gritty Wild.Bryan Cranston -Back in the early Noughties, Cranston was lauded for his role as loveable |dad Hal in Malcolm In The Middle, but landing the lead in Breaking Bad, as destructive drug lord Walter White, saw him utterly re-branded.
Such "makeover" sequences have become one of the core conventions (and pleasures) of postclassical cinema's chick flicks and romcoms, scenes engineered to showcase the heroine trying on a plethora of outfits and/or being groomed and repackaged, before being shown finally in the climactic moment of "the reveal." Kate's dressing up montage, rather oddly and irately described by Roger Ebert as "gratuitous and offensive" (14) comes after she and Harvey have again met at the airport, this time in a bar.
He can lay claim to having one of Hollywood's most eclectic CVs, having ticked off everything from Shakespeare and musicals, to romcoms and thrillers.
HE SAYS he is a bit of a bad guy in real life, takes pride in being called sleazy, gets slapped by his ten- month- old son, confesses he cheated in school, and declares that he hates romcoms -- even though he just acted in Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Jee .
She said: "I need romcoms at the end of a c**p day - a nice happy ending and a fairytale - otherwise I like movies that are very grounded in reality but are still a laugh.