I like lighthearted, funny films where people live happily ever after, but it has come to my attention that most all Romantic Comedies actually suck like a big old Dyson bag-less vacuum. They suck like Oldham Athletic and they suck like syphilis.
Why do they suck? Is it that most seem to aspire to be ‘screwball’ but just screw it up? Is it that they always feature Rich People, and almost always Rich White People? Is it that the films’ sense of gender equality rarely exists or exists only on a cosmetic level? Is it that they almost always promote a very particular way of living (married, conventional, non-boat-rocking)?
So tell me, if you like rom-coms, what do you wish they did better? What do you wish they’d do at all? What do you wish they’d do differently/not do at all?