Tag Archives: romantic comedy

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Films with fully developed elderly characters shouldn’t be a rarity, but this charming sequel highlights how scarce, and welcome, they are. Continue reading

3 yaps

Sex Tape

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try to fool us into thinking they’re making a raunchy sex comedy, but really star in a half-baked remake of “Date Night.” Continue reading

3.5 yaps

Words and Pictures

Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche star in this peculiar romantic comedy about life, art and literature. Continue reading

2.5 yaps

The Other Woman (2014)

“The Other Woman” is a mindless, predictable film with enough slapstick and physical humor to make it fairly enjoyable. Continue reading

1.5 yaps

Class of 1994: “Reality Bites”

Formless and fuzzy, “Reality Bites” is a film whose legacy as an encapsulation of an ethos and an era has little to do with the film itself. Continue reading

3.5 yaps

About Last Night

This reboot is both sitcom-y and superfluous but has some sweet spots. Continue reading

3 yaps

Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut about an Italian stallion with a secret is mostly middling but has a few pleasant surprises. Continue reading

The Romcom Chase

In a romantic comedy, the race against time to stop the hero’s beloved from leaving their life forever. Continue reading

4 yaps

Much Ado About Nothing

Joss Whedon tackles iambic pentameter served under the guise of modern day aesthetics in “Much Ado About Nothing.” Continue reading

The Judy Greer

The unheralded buddy character in romantic comedies who is infinitely more interesting than the star, but gets almost nothing to do in the movie. Continue reading

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