As regular readers will know, I always say that I am basically a 16 year-old girl at heart– this is why I love FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS and Tumblr. This is only partly true: a big part of me is also a 30 year-old white woman, which explains why I love things like Lexus SUVs and Panera. It is also the most likely reason that my favorite genre of movies is romantic comedies (srs). It’s true: I am a huge pussy and 75% of my Netflix queue is rom coms (also, I love cocks).
While it is correct that I am a huge pussy who likes rom coms because they are sweet and optimistic, the genre deserves some credit for having some genuinely insightful movies that are much more meaningful and moving than those gay indie movies that try way too hard to be meaningful and moving. In this post I will list a few of the romantic comedies that ‘rly mean a lot 2 me and got me thru hard times,’ please share yours too!
You really can’t go wrong with anything involving Ryan Reynolds, with “Just Friends” being the highlight of his career imo. If you are a fan of the ‘constantly squirming in your seat out of vicarious embarrassment’ school of comedy then you will love this film. 5/5 stars
You might think that Hugh Grant is just some washed up dude that your flabby aunt in her late 30s swoons over, but think again. He is not only an s-rank scumbag, but FUCKING HILARIOUS. Don’t let the overly sweet trailers fool you, this nigga is a comedy genius– “Music And Lyrics” is his best imo, but I even recommend the Bridget Jones movies.
That feel when a movie for 30 year-old women speaks to you more than anything has in years :( Srs doe, if you are in that phase of your life where you feel like you should have your shit together but can’t seem to make it happen, this movie will feel like it was transcribed straight from your brain– honestly one of the most touching and insightful movies I’ve ever seen. Can we also talk about how incredibly wifeable/hot/hnggggggggggg Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph are? I don’t think I have ever seen a movie that gave me more amazing feels in my weiner than this one, I guess I have a thing for funny girls who are 7/10 in the face??
“Role Models” is a movie about a guy who gets dumped by his fiancee for being an uptight, negative asshole who works too much and is no fun to be around. I watched this while sitting next to my ex, who had just dumped me after 8 years for all the same reasons, and after about 15 minutes I had to turn to her and say “Well this one hits a little too close to home” just to defuse the mega-awkwardness (note: it didn’t help). The coffee shop scene still makes me cringe because it is such a good example of how I used to be and why being a jerky IMN-like snob is so poisonous to your happiness. Also contains one of my favorite scenes of all time in which Seann William Scott (<3 u bro) explains KISS by saying “The love gun is his dick!”
If Mila Kunis isn’t reason enough to see “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” then at least watch it for Jason Segal’s portrayal of the ultimate manchild/beta fggt so you have a blueprint for how not to act. This also came out right about when I had gotten dumped, and I’m pretty sure I might have made a lot of the same embarrassing, entry-level mistakes as he did if it wasn’t for this movie. THANK U BASED JUDD
Are you also gay for rom coms?? What are your favorites? Should I go really really deep and do in-depth filmographies of Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson??? Or dive fully into the rabbit hole, past the point of no return into the sub-subgenre of wedding comedies aka KATHERINEHEIGELCORE???