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(Paste Magazine)   The fifty best romantic comedies of all time. Warning: lots of John Cusack   ( pastemagazine.com) divider line
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2013-05-02 10:10:18 AM  
4 votes:

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2013-05-02 01:36:33 PM  
3 votes:

nmrsnr: A good portion of those movies are not comedies, unless they are going with the old definition of "not tragedy." That being said, where the hell was "Some Like it Hot?"

Nobody's perfect.
2013-05-02 10:17:47 AM  
3 votes:
No Schindler's List?

This is bullshiat.
2013-05-02 09:50:15 AM  
3 votes:
Next up: The 50 Most Enjoyable Medieval Torture Procedures
2013-05-02 11:00:14 PM  
2 votes:

nanim: dnrtfa, but since when are rom-com lists written by guys like that dude?

/would you read a action movie list written by Paris Hilton?

Well, yeah, I would...
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... for pretty much that same reason.
2013-05-02 04:52:19 PM  
2 votes:

LonMead: HA! They fooled you all! There are no "best" romantic comedies... only ones that are less bad than the others.

not bad does not necessarily mean good

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You're the worst kind there is. An intellectual snob.
2013-05-02 11:18:47 AM  
2 votes:
"Romantic Comedies"....a term for cookie cutter chick flicks that all follow the same plot line.

Guy and girl meet, usually because they are thrown together due to extenuating circumstances. At first meeting, they don't like each other at all.

Time passes, girl starts to soften, guy drops the swagging facade and reveals his "sensitive" side. This is also where they introduce some aspect of the storyline where the guy is hiding something he knows will kill the relationship.

Relationship escalates, usually involving a few laps around the bed. Occasionally there is a slight bit of nudity as some sort of a lifeline to the poor guy being forced to sit through this torture just to get laid himself.

Twenty minutes before the end of the film, the guy does something to blow it. He's insensitive, she finds out his hidden secret, whatever, but it puts the relationship in jeopardy.

Three minutes of sappy music and images of the characters looking reflective follow.

Guy comes up with elaborate goofy plan to win back girl, which he does.

Roll credits.

Other key ingredients include each of the two main characters having a "best friend" that the other person doesn't like and who really doesn't get along with the opposing annoying best friend (think Elizabeth Perkins and Jim Belushi in "About Last Night), a wisened older person who dispenses freakishly sage advice to the dipstick who's blowing it with the girl, at least one dance sequence, all set against a sanitized surprisingly crime-free urban background.

Is that about it? Amiright?
2013-05-02 10:11:59 AM  
2 votes:
Where's Silence of the Lambs?
2013-05-02 12:36:50 PM  
1 vote:
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No Dr. T and the Women?

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No Deliverance?
2013-05-02 12:04:57 PM  
1 vote:
Nonstop laughs AND a feel good ending
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2013-05-02 12:03:05 PM  
1 vote:
What? No Prometheus?
2013-05-02 11:15:23 AM  
1 vote:

macadamnut: Also, they picked all the wrong John Cusack rom-coms. I submit;

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This is me wondering how they could miss this one
2013-05-02 10:42:52 AM  
1 vote:
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This one never gets any love on these lists.
2013-05-02 10:37:05 AM  
1 vote:
No Human Centipede?
2013-05-02 10:10:05 AM  
1 vote:
Also, they picked all the wrong John Cusack rom-coms. I submit;

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At least Sixteen Candles is there.
2013-05-02 10:08:50 AM  
1 vote:
"His Girl Friday" is one of the funniest movies ever.

I watched "10 Things I Hate About You" with my teen daughter when it came out and we both LOLed. To this day we still say "I have a dick on my face, don't I?" when confronted with cluelessness.
2013-05-02 10:07:22 AM  
1 vote:
Whar 2012?

2013-05-02 10:04:18 AM  
1 vote:
A combination of comedy, romance and high-school spunk

I remember wanting to give Alicia Silverstone my high school spunk.
2013-05-02 09:59:11 AM  
1 vote:
In what way is Jerry Maguire a comedy? Tom Cruise sleeping with women? That's just weird, not funny.
2013-05-02 09:38:07 AM  
1 vote:
Jerry Maguire is one of the worst experiences I've ever had in a movie theater, including the time that drunk guy barfed three rows back.
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