Rom Coms


     10. She’s out of my league:

She's out of my league - Film Review

 

Director: Jim Field Smith

Actors: Jay Baruchel, Alice Eve and T.J. Miller

Writer(s): Sean Anders, John Morris

Brief Plot Summary: Kirk, a TSA agent, works at an airport. Things become interesting for him after he encounters Molly, a gorgeous woman at the airport. In a turn of events, they fall in love with each other.

Why We Like it: Oh my God! How does Alice Eve look SO hot throughout the movie. Ok, about the movie… its one of those movies that just brings a smile to your face and keeps it there for the next two days. A must watch, even for those who have seen it before.

Aman’s Rating: N/A                                           Aryamaan’s Rating: 75/100


     9. No Strings Attached:

No strings attached - Film Review

Director: Ivan Reitman

Actors: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline

Writer(s): Elizabeth Meriwether (screenplay), Michael Samonek (story)

Brief Plot Summary: Adam is looking for a casual hook-up after being dumped. He runs into his schoolmate Emma who agrees to maintain a strictly physical relationship. Confusions arise when they fall in love.

Why We Like it: 

Aman’s Rating: 57/100                                            Aryamaan’s Rating: 64/100


     8. Friends with Benefits:

Friends with benefits - Film Review

Director: Will Gluck

Actors: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson

Writer(s): Keith Merryman (screenplay), David A. Newman (screenplay)

Brief Plot Summary: Jamie, a New York-based headhunter, gets Dylan to take a job at GQ. They soon become friends but things get complicated after the individually jaded lovers add sex to their relationship.

Why We Like it: 

Aman’s Rating: 45/100                                            Aryamaan’s Rating: 65/100


     7. The Big Sick:

The Big Sick - Film Review

Director: Michael Showalter

Actors: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Writer(s): Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani

Brief Plot Summary: Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

Why We Like it: Edgy, funny, and wonderfully heartfelt. Also Kumail Nanjiani’s method acting is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. He really gets into the skin of the character. Almost in sync. Okay I’ll stop. 

Aman’s Rating: 83/100                                            Aryamaan’s Rating: N/A


     6. Pretty Woman:

Pretty Woman - Film Review

Director: Garry Marshall

Actors: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander

Writer(s): J.F. Lawton

Brief Plot Summary: Edward, a rich entrepreneur, hires Vivian, a prostitute, to accompany him to a few social events. Trouble ensues when he falls in love with her and they try to bridge the gap between their worlds.

Why We Like it: Julia Roberts smile takes it away. It’s one of the highest grossing Rom Coms of all time. The amazing chemistry between the two stars is enough to take you along on the ‘journey.’

Aman’s Rating: N/A                                            Aryamaan’s Rating: 74/100


     5. Stuck in Love:

Stuck in Love - Film Review

Director: Josh Boone

Actors: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins

Writer(s): Josh Boone

Brief Plot Summary: Bill Borgens, an acclaimed writer, has not worked since his wife left him for another man. As he struggles to raise his teenage children, they try to comprehend the complexities of love together.

Why We Like it: God I love this film. A wonderfully human story, full of laughs and emotional heart-tugs. So well cast, so well performed, and when all else fails, authenticity and depth can’t go wrong. Must see.  

Aman’s Rating: 85/100                                            Aryamaan’s Rating: N/A


     4. The Spectacular Now:

The Spectacular Now - Film Review

Director: James Ponsoldt

Actors: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler

Writer(s): Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Michael H. Weber (screenplay)

Brief Plot Summary: Sutter, a popular party animal unexpectedly meets the introverted Aimee after waking up on a stranger’s lawn. As Sutter deals with the problems in his life and Aimee plans for her future beyond school, an unexpected romance blossoms between them.

Why We Like it: Not sure how far this one belongs in this category, but it’s one of the most nuanced depictions of teenage life I’ve seen in a really long time. Very strong romantic writing, and very nice characters. 

Aman’s Rating: 74/100                                            Aryamaan’s Rating: 72/100


     3. When Harry Met Sally:

When Harry Met Sally - Film Review

Director: Rob Reiner

Actors: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Writer(s): Nora Ephron

Brief Plot Summary: A chance encounter between two graduates culminates in a short-term friendship. But when fate brings them back together five years later, they are forced to deal with how they feel about each other.

Why We Like it: One of the best written films of all time, setting a new standard for Romantic Comedies in general. Goddamned funny. 

Read our Film Review: When Harry Met Sally: Film Review

Aman’s Rating: 83/100                                            Aryamaan’s Rating: 76/100


     2. Crazy Stupid Love:

Crazy Stupid Love - Film Review

Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Actors: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore

Writer(s): Dan Fogelman

Brief Plot Summary: Cal, a middle-aged man, is heartbroken when his wife asks for divorce. However, to get over his loss, he starts picking girls at a bar on insistence of his new-found friend, Jacob.

Why We Like it: Aryamaan’s ‘go to’ movie. He can watch this over and over again and never let the smile of his face. It’s just goddamned hilarious, with an interesting cast of characters and a wonderful though not always within the mile-wide margin for error that Rom-Coms afford. Still, an enormously fun movie. The one movie I can watch over and over again. For me, its a hard choice between this and Notting Hill for best Rom Com.

Aman’s Rating: 78/100                                            Aryamaan’s Rating: 84/100


     1. Notting Hill:

Notting Hill - Film Review

Director: Roger Michell

Actors: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Richard McCabe

Writer(s): Richard Curtis

Brief Plot Summary: A British bookseller meets a high-profile American actress. They grow fond of each other and eventually fall in love. However, will this love survive in these circumstances.

Why We Like it: One of my favourites of all time. One of the classiest rom-coms ever written. Well written, well performed, with a solid cast and solid chemistry. Great movie front to back. Relatable for a few.

Aman’s Rating: 81/100                                            Aryamaan’s Rating: 86/100