Ten Worst Rom-Coms

leapyearThis article originally appeared in the University Observer.

10. How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days

Kate Hudson is a journalist in New York City, and is left desperately incomplete without a man by her side. She fails to lose Matthew McConaughey in the required ten days, and so the movie ends, leaving us riveted to the last shot.

9. 27 Dresses

Katherine Heigl is always the bridesmaid and never the bride, and has amassed twenty-seven bridesmaid dresses. She must find a man to chain her to a kitchen sink before it is too late, and she descends into spinsterdom. Who ever said feminism was dead?

8. PS I Love You

Hilary Swank plays the miscast widow of an Irishman in this disappointing film. It might be watchable if it weren’t for Gerard Butler’s awful attempts at an Irish accent. Hilary Swank’s talent is completely wasted.

7. Fifty First Dates

Audiences take cover: Adam Sandler is yet again trying to be funny in this catastrophic, chaotic mess of a film. Although its central story deviates from the typical rom-com, Sandler makes it impossible to enjoy this film.

6. What Happens In Vegas

Picture this: a cocktail of Ashton Kutcher, Cameron Diaz, Las Vegas and a shotgun wedding. Still want to see it? I thought not. I think we all wished what happened in Vegas would have just stayed in Vegas.

5. The Proposal

Although the central premise of Sandra Bullock getting married to avoid deportation might sound somewhat thrilling, it’s not. Despite its promising beginning, it descends into sentimentality and mediocrity, and not even its lead actors can save it.

4. The Break-Up

Things don’t get a whole lot worse than watching Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn meander around a devastatingly boring plot for 107 minutes. Although its attempts to be something unique are admirable, ultimately it completely fails in its main goal: to be funny.

3. One Day

This romantic ‘dramedy’ tells the story of Emma and Dexter, and their lives over the course of twenty years. If you can appreciate Anne Hathaway’s awful Yorkshire accent or the cheesy, tinkling piano soundtrack, then feel free to enjoy this catastrophe.

2. Because I Said So

Mandy Moore stars as the world’s latest singleton in this film. Clearly she couldn’t survive without a man, and needed her mother to sort one out for her through online dating. Yes, it is as ridiculous as it sounds.

1.  Leap Year

Amy Adams travels to Ireland in this film to propose to her boyfriend, but fate intervenes when she meets a charming Kerry man who sounds French and/or British. It is famous for its soul destroying depiction of Ireland as a place where trains don’t run on Sundays.

4 comments on “Ten Worst Rom-Coms

  1. Uh,oh. I’ve watched four of these movies and own one of them. Help. 😉

  2. It’s 27 Dresses. I have to admit that “Benny and the Jets” will never be the same again.

    *hangs head and blushes*

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