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10 December 2011 @ 06:41 pm
I really have no idea.  
I was thinking this morning about the trend in naming romantic comedies by using commonplace yet totally forgettable phrases, like It's Complicated. The problem was that I couldn't actually *think* of any such titles, because I had forgotten them all. (I just looked It's Complicated up on IMDb, because I remembered from the poster that Meryl Streep was in it.) So instead I started thinking about what kinds of romantic comedies you could make up based on random cliches. You know, like A Bird in the Hand, in which a zookeeper falls in love with a shy ornithologist; or Time Flies, which is obviously a movie in which two people have a wretched time on a week-long time-travel vacation package, but fall in love during the trip.
 
 
 
litlover12: Lvg2litlover12 on December 11th, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
Heh. Someone should totally create a romantic comedy title generator. :-)
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on December 11th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
It would totally work! I'm not sure they don't already have one in Hollywood...
a_t_raina_t_rain on December 11th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
You mean like As You Like It or All's Well That Ends Well?
tempestsarekind: all the world's a stagetempestsarekind on December 12th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Hee, yes--precisely like that!

The weird thing is that it seems like this is a fairly recent trend (or at least a recent recurrence of a trend) as far as Hollywood romantic comedies go: I'm much more used to titles that tell a bit more about the film's subject, like When Harry Met Sally or Sleepless in Seattle or While You Were Sleeping.