The Death of Romantic Comedies

Hey, all! Jennifer here. It’s Movie month here at the HSG blog. So…what I want to know is:Skeletal hands

Hollywood, why on earth have you killed the romantic comedy?

Am I right? I mean, what’s going on? Is there some conspiracy against us chicklit fans?

I’m starving here for a good one. Remember the days of fun romances with Meg Ryan, Sandra Bullock, and Julia Roberts? I do! And I want them back. WAH!

In the meantime, I’ve had to WRITE and READ my romantic comedies. Which is fine. I totally can picture Sandra Bullock as Sabrina in my romance FIANCE BY FATE. However, I would love to see a good one on the screen soon! There is something about love and laughing that I find so charming and feel-good. Therefore, if any screenwriters want to convert my work to a movie, call me. We’ll talk. 🙂

Anyhew, some of my very favorite romantic comedies include:

French Kiss

While You Were Sleeping

Made of Honor

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Ten Days

You’ve Got Mail


I don’t see any on the horizon coming anytime soon either. SIGH.

I guess I’ll just have to keep WRITING them.


What do you think? Is it me? Are romantic comedies dying a slow death?

What’s your favorite?



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Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

3 Responses to The Death of Romantic Comedies

  1. I was just thinking the same thing. There haven’t been a lot of new movies out like You’ve Got Mail. It is sweet and funny and one of my favorite movies.

  2. Sutton Fox says:

    Good point. I loved You’ve Got Mail. I haven’t seen any of the others you’ve listed. *hangs head in chicklit shame* But I really enjoyed Fifty First Dates. It’s not as smooth a performance as YGM but the theme grabbed me by the heart.

    I could totally see Sandra as Sabrina! It’s such a fun story. Fingers crossed they call you about a movie!

  3. Recently all I can think of is “The Proposal” and that was with Sandra Bullock again 😉

    Oh – what about “Just go with it?” But, yeah, you’re right – good ones are a far and few between.

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