What Makes A RomCom A RomCom?


Lucy Smith, Freshman Journalist

Romcom is a well-known genre of comfort movie. From How to Lose a Guy In 10 Days to 10 Things I Hate About You, what makes those romcoms so comforting and a fan favorite.

First, you need a girl that “isn’t like other girls,” she quirky and ISN’T interested in a man at the beginning of the story.

Second, you need her snarky best friend that drinks WAY too much and is constantly going out with other men.

Next, you need the man; which the main character girl absolutely despises. He also must be some hot actor like Chris Pine or someone along those lines.

Third, you need the late 90’s early 00’s style of fashion, even if it takes place in 2022, it’s just a must-have.

There also must be a bet or a stupid reason why the man meets the girl, and they have to go through a bunch of rough patches.

At the end of the movie, the girl has to be at an event in a gorgeous dress and the girl and the man ends up truly falling in love and they live happily ever after (that we know of…).