Romantic comedy clichés that (admit it) work
The romantic comedy has been taking a beating on EW.com recently: You’ve got our gallery of 24 rom-coms that sucked, and critic Lisa Schwarzbaum’s essay on the genre’s growing pains, “Movie Guys: The new girls?”. But having just enjoyed What Happens in Vegas, starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher (pictured), more than I thought I would, I think it’s time we all admit that some of those romantic comedy clichés work for us.
I’ll go first. In Vegas, Diaz begins to warm to Kutcher when she sees him coaching little league. To quote one of my favorite Margaret Cho bits… stick it in.
Your turn. What’s your weakness?