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Old 02-20-2020, 12:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: Rom-coms per Scriptshadow

I don't know Scriptshadow but I will say this - his way is way more 'right' than yours. All the best/memorable romcoms showcase a couple who dislike each other (eg: 10 Things I Hate About You, The Ugly Truth, Romancing the Stone, Groundhog Day She's All That, When Harry Met Sally) or who overcome a massive hurdle, such as one being betrothed to a giant jackass (eg: The Wedding Singer, Runaway Bride, Sixteen Candles, Some Kind of Wonderful, While You Were Sleeping, Working Girl, Hitch, Say Anything) and usually both (eg: The Sure Thing, Arthur, Jerry Maguire, The Proposal and several of the aforementioned films).

'Talky' romcoms are art-house romcoms. And 'Before Sunrise' was a flop. It didn't even break even, cost $2.5 million and only made $500k internationally.

Write what interests you but don't kid yourself.
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