Category Archives: Romantic

How Duplicity Balances Genres: What You Need to Know

On paper, Duplicity (2009) doesn’t seem like it should work as a film. Telling the story of two corporate spies who rekindle a previous romance while working together on a case, the film juggles many genres. It’s a spy film, a crime film, a romance, and a comedy—with a healthy dose of satire to round… Read More…

This is How The Bounty Hunter Perfectly Blends Action and Comedy

This is How The Bounty Hunter Perfectly Blends Action and Comedy

Action-comedy movies can be crowdpleasers, but making them work isn’t easy. There are a few reasons why. First, the filmmakers must strike the perfect balance between a light tone and a serious one. Action movies tend to be relatively serious, but with the right talent both behind and in front of the camera, they can… Read More…

Why The Best of Me Is a Perfect Nicholas Sparks Adaptation

Why The Best of Me Is a Perfect Nicholas Sparks Adaptation

Nicholas Sparks has written many popular romance novels, a number of which have been adapted into popular films. It’s easy to see why readers enjoy these books. They don’t merely offer the kind of wish-fulfillment that so-called “trashy” romance books rely on. Nor do they exclusively rely on likeable characters to earn the praise of… Read More…

3 Reasons Why Dear John Succeeds As a Classic Hollywood Romance

3 Reasons Why Dear John Succeeds As a Classic Hollywood Romance

Hollywood has no shortage of romance films for audiences to enjoy. Since the early days of motion pictures, filmmakers have regularly told love stories. As a result, there is a lot of competition out there. Thus, it’s important that filmmakers seeking to create a movie in this genre make smart choices throughout the production to… Read More…

This Is What Makes Don Jon Stand Out Among Rom-Coms

This Is What Makes Don Jon Stand Out Among Rom-Coms

Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s 2013 directorial debut, belongs to a very crowded genre. It feels like Hollywood has released dozens of rom-coms every year since movies had sound. To be fair, that’s because audiences love these types of pictures. Nearly everyone enjoys seeing charming, attractive people fall in love on screen, and nearly everyone enjoys… Read More…

Duplicity: 5 Reasons to See This Romantic Crime Comedy

Duplicity: 5 Reasons to See This Romantic Crime Comedy

Offering a unique blend of crime, comedy, and romance, Duplicity weaves a thrilling web of intrigue and deceit as two former government agents apply their unique skillset to the world of industrial espionage. Once trusted intelligence operatives for their respective governments, Ray and Claire now work as corporate spies for rival companies, each on the… Read More…

6 Interesting Facts about the Stars of Made of Honor

6 Interesting Facts about the Stars of Made of Honor

Produced by Columbia Pictures in association with Relativity Media, Made of Honor follows one man’s quest to win over the girl of his dreams before she becomes “the one that got away.” The movie features Patrick Dempsey as Tom, an attractive, successful ladies’ man with an aversion to romantic commitment. Tom is perfectly comfortable with… Read More…

3 of the Best Romantic Movies from Relativity Media

3 of the Best Romantic Movies from Relativity Media

A good love story will tug at your heartstrings, convincing you to care about and root for its protagonists. While we may not identify with the often extraordinary circumstances presented in many Hollywood films, romances can be uniquely relatable, drawing us into the impassioned loves and losses of characters not entirely unlike ourselves. The next… Read More…