Tag Archives: Romantic Comedy

A Life Less Ordinary - * *

Fresh off the success of Trainspotting, and with a boatload of pressure, Danny Boyle decided to tackle a rather different project for his next directing effort. And, while A Life Less Ordinary is definitely not a mainstream sell-out, it isn’t … Continue reading

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Excess Baggage - *

Excess Baggage is a romantic comedy lacking in romance, comedy or brains. Its star power is its only selling point, but don’t let that sway you. Emily Hope (Alicia Silverstone) is a spoiled rich girl, who only wants attention from … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect - * *

The best adjective to describe Picture Perfect is bland. There’s not much here to actively dislike, but not much to like, either Jennifer Aniston stars as Kate Mosley, an independent ad exec. A little too independent. She’s denied raises and … Continue reading

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My Best Friend’s Wedding - * * *

People bursting out in song. It’s not the sort of thing that you expect in a non-musical, yet it happens quite often in My Best Friend’s Wedding, and exemplifies the type of movie that it is: Light and frothy, enjoyable … Continue reading

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Addicted to Love - * *

Romantic comedies are an odd lot. You walk in knowing full well how the film is going to end, so there’s never any real suspense (though the films always pretend there is). For example, in Addicted to Love, Sam (Matthew … Continue reading

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Fools Rush In - * * 1/2*

Fools Rush In is a combination of a fairly standard romantic comedy and a rather broadly based cultural conflict farce, and although it has its flaws, it manages to be entertaining nonetheless. Matthew Perry stars as the ultra-WASPy Alex Whitman, … Continue reading

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Michael - * * 1/2*

Michael is a slight little romantic comedy that is enjoyable, but has little lasting impact. William Hurt is Frank Quinlan, a once respected journalist, who is now lowered to writing for a supermarket tabloid, the Weekly Mirror. He and a … Continue reading

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One Fine Day - * * 1/2*

A formulaic romantic comedy is helped along by the good chemistry of its stars. Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Melanie Parker, a working single mother, a control-freak with an uncontrollable son, Sammy (Alex D. Linz). George Clooney is Jack Taylor, a … Continue reading

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Jerry Maguire - * * * 1/2*

Jerry Maguire is an crowded but involving drama about a man of conscience amid a sea of cynicism. Tom Cruise stars as the title character, Jerry Maguire, who begins the film as a top sports agent at a large agency. … Continue reading

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Tin Cup - * * * 1/2*

Very engaging golf-themed romantic-comedy. Kevin Costner is Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy, a golf pro at a small West Texas driving range, never having hit the big time. His life changes when he meets Dr. Molly Griswold (Rene Russo), a therapist … Continue reading

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