Ally Najera, California State University, Northridge
Here is a retrospective on one of Hollywood’s most underrated rom-coms from the early 2000s.
Maximilian Padilla-Rodriguez, Florida Atlantic University
With their creative premises and unorthodox executions, these romantic comedies revitalize the genre for a broader audience.
Morgan Thomas, Wayne State University
After miraculously meeting again to work on a second project together, the two stars are referring to their relationship as an act of fate.
Tori Walz, Eastern Michigan University
The vague announcement of ‘And Just Like That’ has fans wondering what to expect from a reboot of their favorite late ’90s, early 2000s rom-com.
Darby Williams, University of Michigan
Netflix has released three of these movies to relative popular success, but many critics would argue that none of them should have been made at all.
Fatima Sani, Rollins College
The actor’s wit helps him excel, but by popular meme standards, his career seems like he ‘has always been given the same assignment.’
Julia Greene, Columbia College Chicago
The film, now found on Hulu, is a refreshed ‘Groundhog Day’ story that stands apart from the stereotypical romantic comedy.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
Protagonists Mae and George must learn to navigate their evolving romance while dealing with insecurities about sexuality and addiction.
Olivia Dimond, Bates College
Strong lead performances from Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae make up for the weaknesses in this rom-com murder caper’s script.
Nanda Illahi, Okayama University
The coming-of-age show deals with cultural identity, grief and teenage romance in a touching and relatable way.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
What does this independent, romantic comedy say about millennials’ attitude towards sex and romance?
Emily Craig, University of North Alabama
Taming the wild beast isn’t ideal, and falling in love isn’t the plan, but miracles happen.
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