Rom Coms: Dead, Dying or Merely Hibernating?

Room: Darwin D05

with Anthony Alleyne

Rom Coms: Dead, Dying or Merely Hibernating? image

Rom Coms having once been a proven genre and box office gold are now few and far between at the cinema. Has the age of austerity fatally punctured this glittering cash cow’s happily-ever-after bubble, or is it on the verge of making a spectacular comeback?

Anthony Alleyne looks at the genre in terms of its historical roots and traditional conventions, as well as how contemporary films, 500 Days of Summer and Silver Linings Playbook have slowly but surely drifted away from them.