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The Film Yap Lexicon

The Judy Greer

The Film Yap Lexicon is comprised of terms for certain phenomena in movies that occur often enough to form a pattern, typically things that are patently ludicrous either narratively, physically, or are the result of misguided choices by filmmakers. These terms usually are derived from the prime examples of this phenomena.

The Judy Greer


This is the “best friend” of one of the leads in a romantic comedy. Their only purpose is to be funny, supply wisdom and question the lead about what has happened so far in the plot. They will have no traits or subplots of their own aside from inconsequential comedic ones that the lead will not be heavily invested in, but will be infinitely more talented and interesting than the heroine, but held back because of the constraints of the plot. Named for Judy Greer, a veteran second banana in romantic comedies.

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