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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50PM Hard to believe now, but not long ago Matthew McConaughey did little more than take his shirt off in daft romcoms.
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.
In an interesting albeit brief survey, Legel examines two sets of figures relating to a series of successful romcoms drawn from 2003-2008 (including such titles as 50 First Dates (2004) and The Break-Up (2006)), comparing their box-office receipts with the ratings they received on film critic website rottentomatoes.
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.
IT'S a weird coincidence that the two female stars of Black Swan both went on to make romcoms about exactly the same subject.
The weekly schedule features a host of series, plus evenings of weekly themed programming like Tuesday's Reality Night, as well as a slew of romcoms, sci-fi movies and new releases.
Voted the sexiest man alive for three years running, Ryan Reynolds has completed his transition from romcoms to blockbusters by landing the lead role as a superhero in Green Lantern.
WHEN not making really awful romcoms, Hugh Grant has been busy carving out a new career - moaning about the media.
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.
Heigl made her name as Dr Izzie Stevens in US TV smash 'Grey's Anatomy' before impressing in three romcoms in succession, 'Knocked Up', '27 Dresses' and the Robert Luketic-directed 'The Ugly Truth'.