The image above is a just-released promotional photo for Katie Holmes and Josh Duhamel’s new movie The Romantics. I saw it and thought, “How cute. I bet that movie will be adorable.”
And then I read its IMDB page. Ready? Here’s the plot description:
Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.
Oh, cool. So they’re basically making a movie out of the last situation I would ever want to witness/be a part of ever. Two grown women fighting digging up old beef over some hot dude that they both had a crush on. And it’s Katie Holmes and Anna Paquin (not pictured above)? Fabulous.
Call me a feminist spoil sport, but if I ever have to see another movie about women fighting at a wedding, I’ll kill myself. My Best Friend’s Wedding, Bride Wars. I’ve been there. Why don’t they make a movie about a woman who realizes she harbors insanely inappropriate feelings for a man who isn’t interested in her and instead of attending his wedding to ruin it with her own agenda, she decides to take the high road and stay home. Or, I don’t know, do something with her life that doesn’t involve chasing after someone who doesn’t love her.
I can love RomComs, guys. I can. But can we back off of this cliche for like, a decade maybe? Just enough time to get everyone’s heads straight?