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Romantic Comedy (2019)

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Director Elizabeth Sankey recruits film critics, actors and fellow filmmakers to discuss the history of romantic comedies. Through voice-overs to movie clips, they analyze how rom-coms influence our culture's ideas on love and relationships and how they can improve to be more inclusive in our modern times, including the idea of platonic rom-coms.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Over a rolling collage of scenes and snippets, Sankey narrates a wry deconstruction of the films that were once the stuff of her suburban dreams.

May 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With affection and brio, Elizabeth Sankey reclaims the genre of romantic comedy in this watchable documentary...

May 7, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film expertly chips away at the dismissal of rom-coms as frivolous guilty pleasures for a mostly female audience.

March 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The call for a better rom-com is also a call for a better film, a better film industry, and (at least partly) a more discerning filmgoing public.

June 26, 2020 | Full Review…

I actually wanted more enthusiasm here...more of a celebration at times...

June 16, 2020 | Full Review…

Sankey's offering may operate better as an impassioned video-essay rather than an objective expose, but that doesn't mean there isn't merit in Romantic Comedy's well-tuned observation about Hollywood's fantastical staple.

June 3, 2020 | Full Review…

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