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February 12, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | February 12, 2009 |

Fuck, I miss the quirky, whimsical romantic comedies. What happened to them? Did Diablo Cody kill them all? I know Garden State unleashed an avalanche of backlash, but just because that movie didn’t age particularly well (although, give it five years, and you’ll probably love it again), I truly do miss the indie romances. You really don’t know what you are missing until they’re gone. I miss the awkward, weird meet-cutes. I miss The Shins on their soundtracks. I miss the unusual pairings. I miss the warm and fuzzies. The bright lights. The colors! And, goddamnit: I miss Zooey Deschanel doing what she does best: Quirky, cute strange love interest.

Here’s the trailer for Gigantic. It may very well satiate me for a while. Zooey is being Zooey. Paul Dano has grown out of the awkward gangly thing just a bit, but not too much, and people: John fucking Goodman. Say it, pray it, love it. John fucking Goodman. Give me give me give me:

Please Come Back and Smash Studio Rom Coms with Your Combat Boot / Dustin Rowles

Trailers | February 12, 2009 |

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