Tag Archives: Romantic Comedy

She’s All That - * * 1/2*

The teen comedy traditionally comes in two flavors: cynical or saccharine. She’s All That is a film of the latter variety. It’s simple, straightforward and ultimately pleasing. Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) has it made. He’s the class president, the … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Mail - * * *

One of the oldest adages in Hollywood is: find a good formula and stick with it. So, hoping for another Sleepless in Seattle, writer/director Nora Ephron has once again teamed up with stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for a … Continue reading

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Living Out Loud - * * 1/2*

Living Out Loud is a rather unconventional romantic comedy, as if you couldn’t tell that by its unlikely leads: Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito. However, with strong characters and an unusual storytelling style, it slowly manages to win us over. … Continue reading

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Next Stop Wonderland - * * * 1/2*

Next Stop Wonderland is a nice little independent gem hidden in the post-Summer, pre-Fall film wasteland. A quirky and enjoyable romantic comedy, the film provides refreshing characterizations and plenty of humor. Erin Castleton (Hope Davis) is hopelessly single. Her last … Continue reading

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Hope Floats - * * 1/2*

Sandra Bullock rebounds from Speed 2 with a romantic drama that’s routine, but enjoyable. Birdee Pruitt (Sandra Bullock) was the most popular girl in high school. She was cheerleader, prom queen, and married the quarterback, Bill (Michael ParĂ©). Everything was … Continue reading

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Still Breathing - * * *

What happens when a confirmed cynic is confronted with the specter of true love? That’s the central dilemma in Still Breathing, James F. Robinson’s charmingly nice romantic comedy. The film opens with an eccentric San Antonio street performer, Fletcher McBracken … Continue reading

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Music From Another Room - * 1/2*

Is love at first sight possible? The romantic comedy, Music From Another Room would like you to believe so. However, it doesn’t make a very convincing argument. Danny (Jude Law) has met his true love. It happened when he was … Continue reading

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Sliding Doors - * * 1/2*

Chaos mathematicians have studied a phenomena called “the butterfly effect”, in which a single butterfly flapping its wings can cause tremendous shifts of weather half a world away. The unpredictable effects of a relatively minor change are also explored in … Continue reading

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The Wedding Singer - * 1/2*

Adam Sandler turns up the charm in his latest romantic comedy, The Wedding Singer. Unfortunately, that also has the effect of softening his edge. He’s nowhere near his peak of Happy Gilmore, not that it was much of one. He’s … Continue reading

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As Good As It Gets - * * * 1/2*

It is interesting that perhaps some of the best cinematic characters are people we’d never want to know in real life. This is a film about one of them…one of the most abrasive people ever. Yet, when someone else is … Continue reading

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