Rom-Coms Were Corny and Retrograde. Why Do I Miss Them so Much?

This article by Wesley Morris originally appeared in New York Times

They were the movies most interested in how ordinary people connect. And they’re essentially gone…. And yet here I am, in a state of panicked rumination: Who are we without these movies? Romantic comedy is the only genre committed to letting relatively ordinary people — no capes, no spaceships, no infinite sequels — figure out how to deal meaningfully with another human being. 

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