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My guide to rom-coms

Updated: Dec 17, 2023

Okay so I met this person the other day and they basically told me that my whole personality revolves around rom-coms…They were not wrong but it still hurt. But anyways, they asked me for a rec, and at this point, my brain decided to switch off. No thoughts, head empty moment. This was super concerning for me because I love talking and to name one, talking movies is my favourite. Okay, so I realised I need a list of rom-coms that are my top favourites and put my thinking cap on, and…I made a list (yeah I’m one of those people)

So, welcome to my guide to rom-coms!

1. 10 Thing I hate About you

See this one was a no-brainer. Enemies-to-lovers? Sign me up. Julia Stiles(Kat Stratford) and Heath Ledger(Patrick Verona) were perfect for this role and had the best on-screen chemistry. This movie revolves around a rebel, who doesn’t conform to the high school standards and our very own neighbourhood bad boy. Kat is a school-focused feminist while Patrick rarely ever showed up to school. Patrick is paid to take Kat on a date and he accepts.

But our girl hates him so much and she makes it known. I love how their relationship evolves and the way Patrick realises he has true feelings for Kat. I absolutely adored how Kat, a hot-headed, stubborn, closed-off, and reserved girl opened up to Patrick and let him in. They get the most beautiful happy ending and this movie is truly worth watching.

2. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

How to lose a guy was definitely going to make it into the top 5. This movie stars Kate Hudson (Andie Anderson) and Mathew McConaughey (Benjamin Barry). The concept of the movie is for Andie, to literally, lose the guy in 10 days. In this movie, Benjamin, an advertising executive, makes a bet that he can make any girl fall in love with him. While, Andie, a women’s magazine writer, plans to write an article on how she got her boyfriend to dump her.

This seems all well and good until fate intervenes and they both are picked as each others’ partners. This movie has Andie performing all the big “no’s” in order to get Ben to break up with her, while Ben is holding on for dear life to prove to everyone, that he can make any girl fall for him. This movie is absolutely hilarious and makes you holler every step of the way. This is a must-watch and the end made me all all warm and fuzzy.

3. 27 dresses

Listen, I can’t even begin to express how much love this movie. The angst, the longing, and the slow burn. Need I say more? This movie stars Katherine Heigl(Jane Nicholas) and James Marsden(Kevin Doyle) as the main leads, Edward Burns(George), and Mallin Akerman(Tess Nicholas). This movie starts with Jane running or taxiing, back and forth, from one wedding to another, and she plays the role of a bridesmaid in both weddings. In this hubbub, she meets, Kevin Doyle, a cynical reporter who despises love and hates the concept of it altogether. Jane, it seems, is in love with her long-time boss, George who doesn’t seem to reciprocate those feelings.

Instead, he falls in love with her sister and Jane is forced to plan their wedding, while Kevin reports the wedding. Over the course of the movie, it is discovered that Jane has been a bridesmaid at 27 weddings and has helped plan them too. Kevin finds this absurd and he makes his feelings on the matter known. Jane goes on to explain why she loves the concept of weddings and true love to an exasperated Kevin.

The movie has an amazing ending that makes all the

disagreements between the pair absolutely worth it.

Okay, that’s all for now. If you have watched any of these rom-coms let me know what you think of them and stay tuned for a part 2!

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