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His argument is that they are romantic comedies which don't have the familiar tropes. I'm saying they aren't romantic comedies at all {nm}

Posted by: parthm_ on Dec 01, 10:57 in response to Antibody's post ' Rom-coms that don’t want to be rom-coms."...

MCN: This is the Year of Reconstructed Rom-Com.    Antibody on Dec 01, 10:17

This feels like a huge reach. Pretty much every movie he listed was    parthm_ on Dec 01, 10:29

*remotely {nm}   parthm_ on Dec 01, 10:29

' Rom-coms that don’t want to be rom-coms." That's the point. {nm}   Antibody on Dec 01, 10:34

then they're not actually rom-coms so . . . {nm}   slipping jimmy on Dec 01, 10:44

So Deconstructed Rom-Coms? {nm}   Antibody on Dec 01, 10:58

this is like me saying i'm going to deconstruct the action movie by writing one with no action. if you put your love interest in a coma for   slipping jimmy on Dec 01, 11:01

Well, The Big Sick is basically a de/reconstructed version of While You Were Sleeping, a traditional RomCon. {nm}   Antibody on Dec 01, 11:03

but it didn't play out like a rom com. rom coms skew very female (2/3). Big Sick was closer to 50/50 or like an indie drama {nm}   Moviesnob on Dec 01, 11:14

yeah. which again, i was fairly engaged with (I love a good James Brooks as much as anyone). but i was expecting something else {nm}   slipping jimmy on Dec 01, 11:16

I saw it at Sundance so it was hard not to expect a Sundance film. I should clarify that it was majority female, but not as heavily as most   Moviesnob on Dec 01, 11:24

His argument is that they are romantic comedies which don't have the familiar tropes. I'm saying they aren't romantic comedies at all {nm}   parthm_ on Dec 01, 10:57

Seriously, this is one of the worst articles ever written. I award David Poland no points and may God have mercy on his soul.   JSpicoli13 on Dec 02, 01:33

Honestly DMac, linking to this garbage is beneath you. {nm}   JSpicoli13 on Dec 02, 01:34





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