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  • Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    Despite it being the oldest and most common genre of filmmaking, since the 90s the Romantic Comedy has been on a downward spiral ever since we only a few bright spots in-between.

    In 2017, The Big Sick became a critically (Oscar nom) and commercial success ($60m) and so far in 2018 we have had

    • Love, Simon
    • The Guernsey Litrerary & Potato Peel Pie Society
    • Book Club
    • Set It Up
    • Alex Strangelove
    • Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
    • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
    • Crazy Rich Asians

    So, is the Romantic Comedy officially back, are now living a new golden age

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    gardenia
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    True to all except Alex Strangelove. A truly bad movie

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    Foolio
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    Good point, Brayden Fitzsimmons. I guess the world can use the uplifting power of romantic comedies in these times of darkness.

    Alex Strangelove has received very good notices so it definitely plays a part in the rom-com comeback (whether any given individual thinks it was bad or not is irrelevant; as a whole, it has been received warmly and therefore matters in this context).

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    chanelmoviestar
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    I don’t think anyone mentioned the kissing booth. It’s a truly terrible movie but has become extremely popular with young people. Joey king went from having 500k to 7.1 million followers on instagram in the span of a couple months.

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    Elliot Kronsberg
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    I don’t think anyone mentioned the kissing booth. It’s a truly terrible movie

    I could not agree more. I was into it for the first 30 or so minutes, but then it just became this film about the girl lying to everyone and trying to justify dating an asshole.

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    Xander Cassel
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    I don’t think anyone mentioned the kissing booth. It’s a truly terrible movie but has become extremely popular with young people. Joey king went from having 500k to 7.1 million followers on instagram in the span of a couple months.

    I watched solely for wossisface-who-plays-Noah’s abs.

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    nicholas27
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    There have been better movies than Set It Up this year but it has such a rewatch factor unlike most of those that makes it so great.

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    Lone Pirate
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    I Feel Pretty and Overboard were also moderate box office hits for the genre this year.

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