Catching up with Katie: Rom-Coms, rightfully hated

Catching up with Katie: Rom-Coms, rightfully hated

Katie Schneiderand, Staff Writer

The past few weeks I’ve been in a kind of Romantic Comedy funk, which has led to re-visiting movies that I once enjoyed. I have since been led into wondering, how many movies that I loved were actually crap? And, how many movies did I actually, rightfully hate that other people somehow enjoyed? So, without further ado: Romantic Comedies you thought were good but actually suck something fierce.

1. “The Wedding Planner”

Put down your weaponry. I was as disappointed as anyone to discover the actual rottenness of this film, but it is terrible. Truly I could just address the fake Italian accents and leave it at that. If you need more evidence, may I please present you with Jennifer Lopez?

Pro: Matthew McConaughey is young and still relatively on his game. So there’s that.

2. “Maid in Manhattan”

Let’s just be honest here, this movie is ridiculous. The entire plot consists of whether or not Jennifer Lopez is going to be discovered wearing someone else’s clothes. That’s it. That’s all there is.

And this is where I re-present you with Jennifer Lopez. You know, now that I consider it, maybe it’s not the actual films that are terrible, maybe it’s just J-Lo. Oh, hell, it’s both.

Pro: Nope. Move along, nothing to see here.

3. “He’s Just Not That Into You”

The casting in this movie is terrible, I’ll just toss that on the table right now.

I know, I know, it’s all the genre’s top billed stars coming together to make a movie with multiple story lines and all these couples and blah, blah, blah. I don’t know if they thought putting Jennifer Anniston and Bradley Cooper and Drew Barrymore and Scarlett Johansson (and the million other Rom-Com headliners) into one movie would just magic-wand itself into a quality film?

And don’t get me wrong, I’m sure they sold tickets. But it’s generally terrible. I had little to no interest in any piece of this movie.

Pro: I mean…Bradley Cooper. He’s kind of a dick in this movie, but…he’s there; he brought his face.

4. “Jersey Girl”

Now, I’m not sure if I hate this movie because of my (probably, but not really) unwarranted abhorrence of Ben Affleck, or because it has no plot.

Probably both but I’m going to go with the latter. Literally nothing happens in this film. Like, Ben Affleck maybe goes to the video store a couple of times and he has a cute kid that puts on a play or something. That’s about it.

Also, J-Lo makes a momentary appearance and that just kind of brings it all down right from the beginning. I truly think J-Lo is just bad for the Romantic Comedy genre. She should do more along the lines of say…Jenny from the Block. That was J-Lo’s bread and butter, let’s be honest.

Pro: The grandpa’s good for a chuckle or two.

5. “Juno”

Again with the weaponry. I get it. Everybody loves this movie because Ellen Page and Michael Cera and they’re weirdly cute and awkwardly funny and (insert vomit here).

This film is not good. It really wants to be good, it tries really hard. But, truly, apart from a few decent one-liners and like three five minute segments throughout the entire thing, it’s mostly crap.

Also, Jason Bateman as the creepy pedo, possible adoptive parent kind of scarred me for life.

Pro: They sing that song. People seemed to like that. And Juno’s dad was funny.

So, I apologize for pummeling grenades at fond movie memorie, but re-watch these movies. You’ll agree with me.