After reading Ms. Bowler's commentary on the sad state of the Romcon genre, I
feel I should cancel my date for Saturday night, stay home and read the
Scriptures more. Now realistically some of us enjoy escaping to the
movies and witness other people's messy adult lives vicarously. How many of us
have friends named Iago who love to stir up conflict and suspicion where none
exists in a domestic relationship. Or some war veteran falling for a Lovely
Rich Girl and makes poor choices afterwards as in "A place in the Sun"
No, I dare say not a lot of us prefer to live on a steady diet of
Pablum and mother's milk as the author is suggesting we consume. TCM (thanks
Clairssa) provides an excellent showcase of messy and real adult lives. The
Classical Greeks did bawdy well as did Shakespeare, John Ford. and God-love=em
the French. Hollywood is also literate and constantly adapts classic stories and
reimagines them in contemporary time (Think "She's the Man"? Which
Shakespeare play was that borrowed from? )
I do not like current romantic comedies because I do not find it romantic at all
to see people having intimate relations outside of marriage. It just cheapens
the whole relationship, especially, in my opinion, that of the woman. I still
call 'Sleepless in Seattle' 'Moralless in Seattle'. Give me some good old
romance! Thank goodness I can get TCM on my TV.
We love the Kids in Mind site and use it all the time.I'll plug
"Return to Me" in here as another clean rom-com that didn't make the
Thank you for this article! I want the tide to turn and see the release of much
cleaner, true rom-coms in the future...and a lot of them. I would actually
consider going to the movies again if I didn't have to worry about the trash
that turns up in movies these days. I am perfectly content with the PG version
of rom-coms. My imagination can take care of the rest.
What is the point of this article? Where is the news content?Also,
the article fails to mention that the traditional Rom-Com is a gross portrayal
of real relationships, and are frequently sexist, if not downright misogynistic.
Older rom-coms were successful because of the quality of the acting, not their