Rom-Com Renaissance Kicks Off With Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz

Rom-Com Renaissance Kicks Off With Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz

Updated on June 30, 2022 18:30 PM by Anna P

In spite of the fact that it has been around for centuries, the question remains: Why are so many horrible rom-coms so prevalent? Or, more precisely, why can't every rom-com be When Harry Met Sally, or at least—at least!—The Holiday? It shouldn’t be difficult to write, direct, and release a successful romantic comedy? In spite of this, I'm constantly confronted with soulless, spiritually beige choices every time I board an airplane.

In the meantime, rom-com fans seem to have hope, because as of today, there is hope. In a Netflix movie titled Back in Action that stars Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, our high priestess announced that she would "unretire"—and, furthermore, would return to the big screen triumphantly. It's been a while since I've seen Diaz in a comedic role, so that's good enough for me. I don't know if these two crazy kids will end up getting together.

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Julia Roberts will also return to the genre that launched her career alongside another rom-com stalwart George Clooney in the new film Ticket to Paradise, as if the Diaz renaissance wasn’t enough. It's true: Julia Roberts and George Clooney will be working together in a film as "two long-divorced parents who impulsively married each other." Oscar! Oscar now, or I'll mutine! No matter what the quality of either of these movies is, I'm just so happy to hear that we're getting such good rom-coms. The fallow season has been filled with dark indie movies, and my reproductive rights are fewer than those of my mother at my age, so sometimes I just need a film with pratfalls and high-heeled escapades, first date kisses, and totally fake, low-stakes drama to distract me from my mortal existence. 

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