Romantic comedies are a film genre that has always been of much interest to many women and even men. While this is a genre that is often overlooked by many movie reviewers, i feel that this genre does not get the credit it deserves. Here I will describe why romantic comedies or ‘Rom Coms’ as my friends and I like to call them are more than just movies, they are motivators and filled with hope.
Big girl fairy tales
To put this simply, romantic comedies are to women as fairy tales are to little girls. They are a sense of hope for everything we want in a relationship. Romantic comedies although some may be completely unrealistic in plot show us that love is possible in a world dominated by greed, users, and scumbags. They keep us hoping that regardless of how ever many losers we may meet or date, one day we will meet the right guy. And having hope in love is the first step to finding it.
Usually a woman to look up to
One great thing about romantic comedies is that there is usually a woman starring in it, someone that other women can relate to. The women in romantic comedies are usually strong and independent with a lot going for them. These movies are usually very inspirational to me because of the careers of the women in them. One of my personal favorites is “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days,” because I can really see myself in her career as a writer for a fashion magazine. Watching ‘Rom Coms’ are a great way to see other women in roles we can identify with and even look up to.
Bonding time with the girls
Last but definitely not least, watching romantic comedies are a great bonding experience to have with your best girl friends. One of the best parts of watching a romantic comedy with your friends is hearing all the “awws” during the film. After the movie there is usually a discussion about their favorite parts and the characteristics of a guy that they would like for themselves. While this may seem uninteresting to some, it is definitely what I look forward to when watching a romantic comedy with friends.
As I stated earlier romantic comedies are often overlooked when they are a very important genre for many women. They inspire us and give us hope in our future relationships as well as our careers. These movies are more than just your average movie, they are motivators.
Petrie, D. (Director). (2003). How to lose a guy in ten days [Motion Picture].