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Relatable rom-coms are never out of style

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Ah, rom-coms: the one type of movie that combines the mushy dialogue of romance with the  good hearty laughs from comedies. We all love watching the meet-cutes and cringey moments, but out of the googleplex of glorious rom-coms out there, how can one choose their favorite? Here are my top three rom-com selections with some honorable mentions.

  The bottom of my list that deserve to be mentioned are Clueless and Sixteen Candles. Although the two came out in the 80’s and 90’s, they are timeless classics with iconic storylines that will never be forgotten.

  Set It Up marks the spot of third on my list. Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie Young (Glen Powell) bring out the weirdness of beginning a relationship. They proved that some of the best relationships begin with friendship, as they teamed up to get their workaholic bosses together in order to catch a break from their assistant lives. They grew closer through witty banter, plans to get their bosses together and weird jokes. If you’re in the mood to hear new vocabulary and watch two assistants fall in love over sabotaging their bosses lives, this is the movie for you.

  The second on my list is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Peter Kavinsky (Noah Centineo) unsurprisingly stole Lara Jean’s (Lana Condor) heart and dazzled many others, even if they didn’t read the books. Lara Jean and Peter’s love story began after Lara Jean’s five love letters were accidentally sent out, leading to the two fake-dating in order to make their own individual crushes jealous. Those who watch the movie can personally feel the embarrassment and wonder one experiences with their first love, even if it is fake.

  “I really enjoyed that the movie broke down barriers between social standings and groups through Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship. Although this creates an unrealistic relationship standard for teens in high school, it’s a good step towards people realizing that stereotypes don’t define them,” Kelsey Zuniga (12) said.

  Last but not least, my top pick is Love, Actually. This is my all-time favorite due to its multiple love stories that all lead up to the Christmas climax. Between the prime minister (Hugh Grant) dancing in his office to the iconic “To me, you are perfect” scene, this movie covers all the positives and negatives of falling in love, with a splash of humor.

  “I love how it starts with a lot of heartbreak but ends with beautiful moments. For me, it evokes a  familiar feeling, because my family watches it every year on Christmas,” Jordan DuBroy (12) said.

  Although romantic comedies sometimes appear too sappy or emotional, they bring out a special feeling inside that one is bound to feel sometime in their life. The combined fantasy and reality of relationships found in rom-coms are the perfect remedy for a broken heart or an amusing fulfillment for those who are craving love.

What is your favorite rom-com?

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Maleah Moore, Management Editor

Hey everyone! This is Maleah and I'm a senior at Mission Hills High School. I am currently the Management Editor for The Silvertip and was the Sports Editor...

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Hello friends, Jazmine here. I'm a senior and the Grizzly Den editor for the Silvertip! This is my second year on the Editorial staff and in Journalism....

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5 Responses to “Relatable rom-coms are never out of style”

  1. Sydney Ash on February 4th, 2019 11:36 am

    This was really well written! These shows all sound super interesting, and I think I’d like to try some of them out. “Love, Actually” sounded the most interesting, and you put it in such a positive light that I’m sure it’ll be worth putting some of my free-time into. The other two that were mentioned also sounded quite interesting, and if I have extra time (after watching Love, Actually), I’d like to see the interests people have in rom-com films, aside from bad jokes and mushy moments. You did a really great job with your article, and it makes me want to read more of the school newspaper :).

  2. Maleah Moore on February 5th, 2019 1:28 pm

    Thanks, Sydney! I hope you enjoy watching one of my suggestions and reading the newspaper 🙂

  3. Rachael cooke on February 4th, 2019 11:37 am

    I love how in the last paragraph you said that even though rom-coms may seem too sappy and emotional, but evokes a feeling inside us that we are bound to feel sometime later in life, because that’s exactly what happens. Throughout the article, I was thinking about how much I hated rom -coms because of how cheesy and bad they are, but the feeling it gives me is something I enjoy and think is so unique about rom-coms. It makes me enjoy them, that much more. So, no one can really despise the entirety of a rom-com, because something is bound to pull us closer to that feeling.

  4. Maleah Moore on February 5th, 2019 1:26 pm

    Hi Rachael, thanks for reading my article! I’m happy to have contributed to your growing appreciation of rom-coms 🙂

  5. Marbella Ramirez on February 5th, 2019 1:22 pm

    THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS ARTICLE… oh wait I know what… I. LOVE. IT.

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