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You Know What Romantic Comedies Are Missing These Days? More Cancer!

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | January 14, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | January 14, 2011 |


You know, as the site’s resident romantic comedy critic, I get pretty tired of the same flimsy high-concept premisi, the misunderstandings that could be resolved with an easy phone call, the lift-the-toilet-seat jokes, and the endless airport scenes. What good romantic comedies these days are missing is more cancer! Anyone can make a movie about a female marketing executive with commitment issues that sleeps around a lot. But it takes someone with the bravery of Kate Hudson to make a romantic comedy about a female marketing executive with commitment issues that sleeps around a lot with cancer.

This is what we call in the business, “Stepping up to the plate, giving 110 percent, and not being here to make friends.” This is real. This is in your face. This is a cancer comedy. And don’t look now, but Whoopi Goldberg is is in this. And she plays God. And no, I’m not kidding.

And good news, ladies. If you turn up the brightness level on your computer, you might actually be able to make out Gael García Bernal’s ass in that trailer.





Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.