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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

horrible british, and american movies: The Assault on WOMEN! What killed the romcom? It was Love, Actually | Hadley Freeman | Opinion | The Guardian

What killed the romcom? It was Love, Actually | Hadley Freeman | Opinion | The Guardian:

nd now Love, Actually is back, kinda, and what’s finally funny about it is how out of step it feels today. Because the romcom didn’t die, it evolved into something far more cynical. TV shows such as Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and You’re the Worst laugh in the face of the idea of happily ever after, while Aziz Ansari’s Master of None and Sharon Horgan’s Catastrophe are more interested in what comes after the romance. These are the modern versions of the romcom and the idea that anyone would believe everything will be all right with that woman who just married her employer despite not speaking his language feels so foreign it is downright Martian.
Sure, I hope the sequel raises plenty of money. But I also hope that maybe watching it will remind people just how hateful that movie always was, and maybe inspire someone to write the next great British romcom, or at least one that doesn’t suggest the best a woman can hope for is being felt up by her boss. My bar is not high, folks.

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