Standard-issue Hollywood rom-com
“Margaret: "Would you please, with cherries on top, marry me?"
Andrew: "Okay. I don't appreciate the sarcasm, but I'll do it. See you at the airport tomorrow."
Tackling any film genre can be tough, but romantic comedies pose a unique challenge. Vital to a rom-com's success is sizzling chemistry between the leads, because an audience has to believe and care about the central coupling. In addition, the conclusion for virtually every rom-com is obvious, so it's always the journey the matters - it has to be fun, fresh and funny. Over recent years, Hollywood has established a bad reputation when it comes to the genre, and this is reinforced with The Proposal. A standard-issue, paint-by-numbers product of the weary mills of Hollywood, this romantic comedy fails the key acid te” read more