Definition of romantic comedy in English:

romantic comedy

nounPlural romantic comedies

  • 1A film or play that deals with love in a light, humorous way.

    ‘the wit and charm of a classic romantic comedy’
    • ‘A deliciously offbeat romantic comedy, Eternal Sunshine creates a story that not only tantilizes the mind and tickles the funny bone, but offers its own warped perspective on that crazy little thing called "love."’
    • ‘It is truly the only romantic comedy that involves relationships of all types, not just conventional ones.’
    • ‘It did well because there are very few well-written, smart, funny romantic comedies out there.’
    • ‘Tinseltown has usurped the kung fu genre, and even some Bollywood romances have a taste of the American romantic comedy.’
    • ‘Like Stiller's supposed cleverness, it's too subtle, mostly just a hint—a shot at couching an otherwise plain, predictable romantic comedy in some kind of vague pseudo-intellectuallism.’
    • ‘A light-hearted romantic comedy should be short.’
    • ‘Two Weeks Notice is the season's must-see romantic comedy!’
    • ‘At any rate, I will eagerly anticipate the DVD release of this picture, because it's one of the most edgy romantic comedies I have seen in a long time, and one of three from that genre on this Top 10 list.’
    • ‘I can enjoy a cheesy romantic comedy as much as the next girl, and I am absolutely blown away by some effects and stunts in action films.’
    • ‘Don't worry; it makes for a funny, surprisingly tender and classy romantic comedy.’
    • ‘I believe the original Wilder "Sabrina" is the most irresistible romantic comedy ever made.’
    • ‘This is a fantastic romantic comedy, exploring the serious side to a young relationship.’
    • ‘The film gets better as it goes on, but it turns into a rather conventional romantic comedy, and you can see the romantic pairing from miles away.’
    • ‘There are few romantic comedies in Australian cinema; few fully developed adult love stories, fewer still with happy endings.’
    • ‘It's been a while since Hollywood made a light romantic comedy.’
    • ‘Sweet Home Alabama is the best romantic comedy of the year!’
    • ‘On the other hand, wherein lies the films singular biggest failing, in a performance of remarkable naivety, the lead actress apparently thinks that she's making a straight romantic comedy.’
    • ‘These characters cart around pleasing loads of emotional baggage for a romantic comedy, which makes the final half hour of cat-and-mouse games a huge letdown.’
    1. 1.1mass noun Romantic comedies as a genre of film or theatre.
      ‘romantic comedy is about the kind of love that turns everything upside down’
      • ‘The conventions of romantic comedy are parodied through the 'romance' between these two characters.’
      • ‘Romantic comedy is devotedly urban.’
      • ‘The romantic comedy rule book forbids them from expressing their feelings until the final scene, and so we endure them bantering like banshees while they figure out what everyone else already knows.’
      • ‘This film is romantic comedy at its sharpest and most sophisticated!’
      • ‘The producers know how to subvert the romantic-comedy genre to suit their needs, taking wry digs at the anxieties and expectations of both sexes.’
      • ‘In multiplying these clashes between two stereotypical characters, this film understands the logic of romantic comedy better than the last Australian attempt at the genre.’
      • ‘These savage comedies invite a different kind of laughter from romantic comedy.’
      • ‘The plot is set in motion by a classic romantic comedy device.’
      • ‘Had the movie originally been treated as a studio comedy, I suspect a reptilian producer would've demanded that the cultural jokes either be more offensive or fit into a romantic comedy mold.’
      • ‘As usual in romantic comedy, wealth and status exist to be bestowed.’
      • ‘Romantic comedy is a genre mainly comprised of sappy, syrupy fare with few risks and fewer surprises.’
      • ‘The 1990s brought back the genre of the light romantic comedy movies.’
      • ‘Romantic comedy can come encased in a mystery intrigue.’
      • ‘Even with too many cooks spoiling the broth, this film still manages to avoid most of the pitfalls of hackneyed romantic comedy thanks to its direction and the strength of its cast.’