Ok look, if you’ve seen my Top 100 Favorite Movies List, then you know I’m not afraid of the Romantic Comedy. I’m all for guys and gals meeting and falling in love. I’m all for the simple movie concept of boy meets girl/boy loses girl/boy gets girl back. I get it. It’s been the Hollywood standard since we entered the realm of talkies, and probably even before. Heck, I’m not a Shakespearean by any means, but I’m sure that dude had it down pat also.
I come to you today with a beef. I’m speaking today on behalf of the forgotten soul in the romantic comedy. You’ve seen the movies, you know how it works, the hero has to win the girl from the guy who is not right for her, or so he says. He then proceeds to spend 87 minutes of screen time, wooing this damsel into his domain.
But what about the other guy? What about the dude who is marching along with the girl? First of all, this guy has already won this girl. Sure, it must not have been a story worthy of a screenplay, but at some point in their lives, this boy, met that girl, and they fell in love. But now, because Patrick Dempsey/George Clooney/Brad Pitt/Gerard Butler, et al say so, the damsel dumps the established boyfriend, and saunters off to never never land with the dude with the dazzling jaw line.
Just think guys, we all have our girls now, or at least, some of us do. But you know what, maybe your story is boring, maybe your girl is looking for jaw structure man, maybe she’s ready to set you by the curb, and go off with the next guy that swings through with that superior smile.
I know, I know, it goes both ways. They’re easy to spot, they’re the people in the movie who don’t get their name on the poster. For a lot of them, they’ll never get their name on the poster. They are not the guy who never gets the girl, they’re the guy who’s already GOT the girl, but nobody cares. Worse yet, millions of people eat their Mike & Ike’s while rooting for their heart to break.
So, this post is dedicated to those guys and gals. The ones who’s movies haven’t been written yet. I’m sure there’s another Jennifer Aniston movie out there somewhere, coming soon, where she ends up with the flavor of the month. But right now, that movie hasn’t been written, and she’s with someone, who’s primed and ready to be dumped in Romantic Comedy 2.0.
Please….we’ve seen it….somebody write something else.