romantic comedy

film, television, play genre

Romantic comedy (also known as romcom or rom-com) is a subgenre of comedy and slice-of-life fiction, focusing on lighthearted, humorous plot lines centered on romantic ideas, such as how true love is able to surmount most obstacles. One dictionary definition is "a funny movie, play, or television program about a love story that ends happily". Another definition suggests that its "primary distinguishing feature is a love plot in which two sympathetic and well-matched lovers are united or reconciled".Romantic comedy films are a certain genre of comedy films as well as of romance films, and may also have elements of screwball comedies. However, a romantic comedy is classified as a film with two genres, not a single new genre. Some television series can also be classified as romantic comedies. In a typical romantic comedy the two lovers tend to be young, likeable, and seemingly meant for each other, yet they are kept apart by some complicating circumstance (e.g., class differences, parental interference, a previous girlfriend or boyfriend) until, surmounting all obstacles, they are finally united. A fairy-tale-style happy ending is a typical feature.
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genre: romantic comedy

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The Divine Comedy

poem by Dante Alighieri

author: Dante Alighieri

Frozen Assets

novel by P.G. Wodehouse

author: P. G. Wodehouse

1964

The Thing About Jane Spring

boek van Sharon Krum

author: Sharon Krum

2005

לחוץ חתונה

boek van Omer Barak

author: Omer Barak

2017

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