Flashback Film Friends is a series in which a Jezebel staffer watches a movie she or he has seen a million times, with a staffer who has never seen it once. Then they discuss—just like friends.
While it’s not particularly shocking that notorious philanderer Hugh Grant doesn’t believe in monogamy, now that he’s finally said it out loud it’s hard to not resent that he set so many of us up to believe in love.
To be quite honest, when The Mindy Project moved to Hulu this season, the only reason I kept watching was because I had access to a Hulu Plus account. A higher barrier of entry would have likely stopped my viewing entirely, as I was almost completely turned off by the accidental pregnancy story line introduced in…
It’s been a while since we’ve had a “beautiful girl and her less conventionally attractive but fun sidekick find love in the big city” film, but Rebel Wilson’s got to keep working and Dakota Johnson’s got nothing going on besides Fifty Shades, so there’s a new one on its way. And if the trailer to How to Be Single is…
“Men and women can’t be friends, because the sex part always gets in the way,” Harry famously tells Sally at the beginning of Nora Ephron’s classic 1989 romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally. “Men and women can’t be friends,” parrots Natasha Lyonne, best friend to the Sally of Leslye Headland’s new movie Sleeping With…
Almost every girl has a movie that breaks her. It's usually something intended for children, like Cinderella. The girl watches it and gets hooked on this idea that if she has an impossibly tiny waist and can talk to birds, eventually she'll stumble upon the man of her dreams. He'll put her in a carriage, and for some…
Kerry Washington will be taking off her Olivia Pope coats and stepping into a new role on the big screen. The Scandal lead will star in an upcoming romantic comedy titled Is He The One.
It has come to my attention that this fall, Erika Christensen and Hallmark will be releasing a monstrosity of a made-for-television movie entitled My Boyfriends' Dogs.
Back in the good old days, all a Hollywood studio had to do to make tens of millions of dollars was release a film about a plucky, satisfyingly flawed female protagonist who finds quirky but ultimately bland love with a chesty yet tender-hearted man. Meet-cute, But I Can't Stand Him montage, scene where Everything…
Here's a trailer for every romantic comedy ever made. It's spot on — even though the announcer guy sounds like a relative of 30 Rock's Kenneth. Man, I miss 30 Rock, and this video isn't helping things.
After decades of inevitable nuptials and the female leads who are too beautiful and romantical to screw up their climactic hitching, romantic comedies are beginning to relegate their brides to the background while the best friend in all of his or her drunken, self-destructive splendor, takes center-stage and falls…
Whatever you think of the prospect of the diarrhea-vomit-wedding dress scene in Bridesmaids, it's palpably more original than the romcom standby of a girl falling down. (Though let's not forget Sex And The City's less-committed diarrhea gag.) Here, Nerve's compendium.
The Black List has released its annual list of the best-liked Hollywood scripts that haven't been made. Let's check out what bullets we likely dodged — and what we would love to see.
After a critic panned his movie, and cruelly joked about his looks, Justin Long derided her on national television. But when the critic wrote back, Long left her what must be the kindest, humblest comment in an Internet fight, ever.
During this weekend's New Yorker fest, the director explained his thoughts on 3D moviemaking (his latest, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, is shot in 3D). He later informed the audience, "I do not do yoga. I find it an abomination."
"I've led kind of an interesting life, and I drink and party and I am funny and have a good group of friends," says Mindy Kaling. "I wonder, why isn't that on TV or in the movies?" It will soon.
She stresses that she likes movies that are "very grounded in reality but still maintain their comedy," and notes that her latest, Going The Distance, is "not a movie where the female lead is in Christian Louboutins and thousand-dollar suits."
Let's say you're an American woman who's experienced heartbreak or dates a man in a suit. Well, girlfriend, grab that passport and head to an exotic locale brimming with hot men, hilarious misadventures, and great food! But which one?
Few have tried to defend today's romantic comedies, maybe because in that category, money does most of the talking. Still, here is producer Lynda Obst striking out on their behalf — and, apparently, against New York Times critic Manohla Dargis.