romantic comedy

Film

'The Perfect Date' Is a Mediocre Teen Movie, But Hey, There's Noah Centineo

Not even Centineo can make this thing less generic.
Nicole Clark
4.12.19
Fighting Words

What Romantic Comedies Get Wrong About Brain Damage

The aftermath of my head injury was way different than the plot of 'Isn't It Romantic' and every other movie like it.
Brooke Knisley
3.13.19
Culture

It's About Damn Time for a Truly Great Plus-Size Rom-Com

Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Why aren't they portrayed on-screen?
Gianluca Russo
11.5.18
Culture

Fat White Women Owe Credit to Black Actresses, Say Rebel Wilson's Critics

Rebel Wilson claimed to be the "the first ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy," which many believe ignored the Black women who came before her.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.5.18
Film

Are Black Parents Partly Culpable in Their Daughters' Hair Struggle?

Netflix's 'Nappily Ever After' dares to ask, and the answer is finally yes.
Taylor Hosking
9.25.18
Film

'To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before' Is a Refreshingly Real Teen Rom-Com

Netflix's new film makes a lot of old tropes seem new again.
Nicole Clark
8.17.18
Film

'Crazy Rich Asians' Is an Opulent, Over-the-Top Piece of Film History

It's an important movie for Asian Americans, and it's also an enjoyably batshit tour of insane wealth.
Nicole Clark
8.16.18
Garage Magazine

You Will Love Zoe Kazan in 'The Big Sick'

Our cover star talks to GARAGE about playing Kumail Nanjiani's romantic interest in this deeply touching (and very funny) film.
Thessaly La Force
6.27.17
Broadly

'Bridget Jones's Baby': A Bad Rom-Com Disguised as Definitely Not a Rom-Com

As critics announce the death of the romantic comedy, the newest iteration in the Bridget Jones series attempts to remake the beloved clumsy protagonist into a worldly modern woman.
Liza Batkin
9.29.16
Stuff

Mindy Kaling's Project to Upend the Rom-Com

The new season of 'The Mindy Project' embodies, like its star and creator, a new kind of rom-com where a self-described 'chubby' Indian-American woman can be a successful doctor, get guys, and become a single mom—just like any other woman on TV.
Janaki Challa
9.24.15
Film

'Obvious Child' Is the Best Abortion Date Movie You'll See This Summer

If you sit through rom-coms thinking, What would happen if someone farted right now? and Where are the Holocaust jokes?, then this is the subversive abortion date movie for you.
Jeffrey Bowers
5.13.14