Twitter Has Discovered the Secret to a Perfect Rom-Com: Being So Bad, It's Good
There's a reason romantic comedies are such a popular guilty pleasure: many of them are so bad, they're good. And that's the point! When you sit down to watch a rom-com, you typically aren't looking for something too meaty or a film that requires much deep analysis . . . you want silly, absurd romance with bad puns and barely believable plot lines. It's the type of movie that is easy to love — character A falls in love with character B, but something (a miscommunication, strict parents, or a crazy ex-flame!) stands in the way. Hijinks ensue, but eventually A and B live happily ever after. Ta-da! Easy peasy, with the perfect dose of corny.
Author and Twitter personality Dana Schwartz nailed this distinction of "bad-good" romantic comedies, asking followers to name their favourites. Among her personal picks: Leap Year, The Decoy Bride, and Made of honour. Twitter rose to the challenge of naming Hollywood's best (worst) rom-coms, and you'll feel nostalgic reading through all of the movie memories. What's your favourite?