The world needs more rom-coms.
I am a firm believer of that sentiment. The world is full of things that are terrifying and confusing. Life is hard and makes you question yourself and the world around you.
A little good in all of that can go a long way, and romantic comedies are just one way to spread that good.
So I believe the world needs more rom-coms. An hour and forty-five minutes of nothing but laughter, dramatic exits, and unrealistic expectations for love. Movies have the power to change your mood, your day, and even your life if it is the right one. They take you somewhere else. They show you the world. They make you laugh and cry. They make you appreciate the things you have and wish for some of the things they don't.
Movies open doors and make the impossible seem possible. Romantic comedies are just one small fish in a pretty large ocean but are one that means so many to people. People love their rom-coms.
"How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." "13 Going on 30." "Can't Buy Me Love." "My Best Friend's Wedding." "Breakfast at Tiffany's." "50 First Dates." "Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging." "Love Actually." Any Hallmark movie ever.
The list goes on. People are dedicated to those films and so many more, and for good reason. They bring people joy. They turn the bad days into good ones. They bring people together. I have spent many an afternoon laying on the foot of my mother's bed while we watch movies. Our favorites? The cheesy, romantic ones that make you laugh way too hard and dream of that one love. There's a rom-com for every emotion. Feeling nostalgic? "Can't Buy Me Love" boasts a young McDreamy. Want a not so PG laugh? "Trainwreck" has you covered. Looking for a 90s classic? "10 Things I Hate About You" or "She's All That" are the perfect fit.
Romantic comedies are timeless in the way they make people feel, no matter what era they come from.
So I support what seems like another upcoming rise in the genre that seemed to rule the early 2000s. I support the Netflix films that have taken the internet by storm ("The Kissing Booth" and "Set It Up," can someone please message me to gush over these with). I embrace another year of Hallmark creating even more movies than the last. I'm here for the movies that will go on to win awards and the ones that will be long forgotten. It takes all kinds, even in the world of films.
So here's to more rom-coms in the world. May they make us laugh, cry, and fall in love along the way - and may they help spread just a little more goodness in this world.