One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in movies or television) a romantic comedy.
- ‘Of course all genres have their formulas, and just like any formula film a romcom can be a joy when the journey is well done.’
- ‘Watching this unspeakable romcom made me want to tumble off the red plush seats, curl up into a foetal ball and mew like a maltreated kitten.’
- ‘There's no bite or edge to this movie, though; it's goofy, soft-centred romcom slush, with some very half-hearted Bollywood pastiche.’
- ‘It's a generational romcom, with tired borrowings from Neil Simon and Woody Allen, in which life-lessons are learned with much laughter and tears.’
- ‘This is a romcom in which, for once, people actually act and it's to be applauded for that.’
- ‘If the first half hour is a pretty straight forward romcom with zombies peeking in around the edges, the rest of the film slowly mutates into a straightforward zombie flick.’
- ‘Clever and excellently acted, this is only a romcom, but it's a good one.’
- ‘I find most romcoms intolerable, as they tend to be too heavy on the romance, which is a distinct turnoff, but this had an admirable lack of sentiment.’
- ‘That said, there's one element of most romcoms that I hate that surfaces here - by the end of many romcoms at least one of the two main characters is in a relationship with someone other than the other lead.’
- ‘In that sense, it's pure romcom, formula all the way.’
- ‘Mostly, though, it follows the romcom formula right through to its series of misunderstandings and foregone conclusions.’
- ‘If you've ever seen a romcom before you might be able to guess where this is going.’
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