Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Romance Is Gone

What happened to the romantic comedy? Where did it go? There was a time when at any given time there was a Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock romantic comedy costarring Hugh Grant or Richard Gere. And then Jennifer Lopez came along and we had even more romantic comedies. Going to the movies was fun and in the end, the guy always got the girl. Reese Witherspoon looked like she would be it, but after she went to Alabama, she got serious and left the popcorn flicks behind her. Meg Ryan used to be it, but then her lips inflated like balloons.
Where did those movies go? It's like a lost genre. Now don't go trying to throw Kate Hudson in my face. She doesn't count and you know it. Cameron Diaz tried to be that new romantic comedy person. It's still up in the air. I am willing to bet that she's not it.
So where did they go? No more "Two Weeks Miss Congeniality Notice." No more "Pretty Runaway Woman Bride." No more "The Wedding Maid Planner in Manhattan." Too bad. I miss them.

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