Straight to Video: Who Is the Queen of Romantic Comedies?
It’s been 25 years since the birth of the modern romantic comedy. Beginning with When Harry Met Sally… in 1989, the genre has become a launching pad for some actors and a refuge for others. In these movies we find predictable moments, heightened notions of love, and a lot of questionable outfits. And while the genre has morphed over the years, we’re still in love with rom-coms — so we’re celebrating them all week. Welcome to Rom-Com Week.
Grantland’s Chris Connelly and Wesley Morris reflect on the biggest stars and influences in the romantic comedy genre, and discuss the issues that currently plague the format.