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  • n. Short for romantic comedy.


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  • His black comedy and his portmanteau romcom Trivial Matters are both biting, complex, visually stunning and highly idiosyncratic works., his latest project, looks like a deceptively bouncy horror comedy.

    New York Press

  • The word romcom may now be in the Oxford English Dictionary but the age of romance definitely has a very bitter edge.


  • Now the problem with the movie was that it too was what they now popularly call a romcom (romantic comedy) and taking it on would further establish him in the genre he is seeking to sidestep!

    The Times of India

  • EDIT: Haha ... perhaps I shouldn't be so hasty to watch a "romcom".

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • But it's not the kind of romcom that we've all come to love or despise.

    Culture |

  • The unusual characters 'simplicity makes their interactions fresh and endearing, not at all stale and clich├ęd like the "romcom" moniker might imply. and

  • "romcom" in which everybody has happy endings just compounding the issue?


  • Gwen Ifill and the debate sponsors, but to its two primary authors Tom Stempel takes an unusual opening tactic in opening his current "Understanding Screenwriting" column at the Good Dick a strange kind of romcom with characters whose neuroses and imperfections are drawn from the gritty side of reality. "

    GreenCine Daily

  • The trailer for the new Muppets movie is disguised as Green With Envy, a sickly romcom starring Amy Adams and Jason Segal.

    The Populist: The column that thought Grimsvotn was in Mordor

  • Articles described the movie as a romcom about a couple whose night out goes laughably awry, so I immediately pictured something like a mix of Baby Mama and Dan in Real Life, with maybe a dash of Adventures in Babysitting from the parents POV.

    Tina Fey and Steve Carell's 'Date Night' trailer has more gunshots, car crashes than expected |


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  • Romcom is a contraction of "romantic comedy". I just saw it in a movie review in the Washington Post.

    June 6, 2009

  • I did too, kewpid, but for some reason I really really hate this term.

    Also, I take issue with M. LeBlanc down there. "RomCom" is not newly minted. I heard it probably ten years ago, at least.

    July 25, 2008

  • I liked My Best Friend's Wedding.

    July 24, 2008

  • = romantic comedy

    July 24, 2008

  • "Most movies who have extended conversations between women tend to be under the umbrella of 'chick flicks,' or the newly-minted term, 'RomComs.'"

    Bitch Ph.D., The Bechdel Rule and The Dark Knight, by M. LeBlanc, July 20, 2008

    July 24, 2008