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.