Chandni Says!

Where The Great Hollywood Movies At?

Are Hollywood Rom-Coms a lost genre?

 

*Disclaimer – This is a rant :| *

Where It All Started:

I’m not sure why, but for the past week or so I’ve had the strongest urge to watch the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie You’ve Got Mail. You could almost call it a craving and I can’t even explain why this movie has been calling me back.
Have you had such a desire before? Wanting to re-watch an old movie & relive the experience? I hope so, because that will make me feel less of a weirdo :|

So You’ve Got Mail got me thinking of other such romantic comedy movies, how well they were made & most importantly how immensely enjoyable they were! Here are some super entertaining rom-com movies off the top of my head…

Pretty Woman 1990
You’ve Got Mail 1998
Notting Hill 1999
10 Things I Hate About You 1999
Runaway Bride 1999
Never Been Kissed 1999
She’s All That 1999
Fifty First Dates 2004
The Proposal 2009
Silver Linings Playbook 2012

What I Have Realized:

I have watched & loved each & every one of these movies… but making this list has made me realize that most of these movies were made in the 90s & there have hardly been any good rom-coms that have come out of Hollywood in the past decade! :(

So I ask:

  • Where are those clean, entertaining, funny, heart-warming romantic comedy movies that stole our hearts in the 90s?
  • Where are the iconic stars such as Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Meg Ryan, Hugh Grant, Richard Gere who could carry such movies on their shoulder? Where are the real stars?
  • Why has Hollywood become a factory producing only re-hashed aliens & superhero movies that have no freshness in them?

What I Wish For:

The coming soon list of Hollywood movies doesn’t give me any hope :( Oh, but how I wish this genre would come back. How I wish we got to see more of such innocent, sweet, day-brightening movies. How I wish that not every other movie was about some superhero/paranormal/alien… C’mon Hollywood are your listening?

Do you share my views? Do comment & let me know!

 

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