ant to write a romantic comedy? It's easy! Start with a man who is an architect, a woman who writes for a magazine, add in a funny best friend and an unlikely dilemma and you've got cinematic gold. You can cast any man into the leading role, but make sure your female lead is gorgeous. You can hide her beauty in the beginning by putting her in glasses and an ugly sweater. (That totally hides beauty.) To flesh out your script, use as many of these RomCom tropes as you can.
20 - The over-confident, alpha-male, swagger man.
This man exists only in RomComs. He’s sure of one thing: that he is irresistible to women. And he is, until he meets this one girl…
19 - Even the hardest, coldest, most one-dimensional woman will soften with the love of a good man.
It’s hard for movie writers to create real female characters. Females are either desperate for marriage only, or successful working women only, or someone’s wife or mother. Only. Working women are hard-ass, cold, and have given up on love.
18 - The whimsical girl leads the average Joe on wild adventures.
Sometimes a female character doesn’t fit the mold. No, she’s not like a real person, she just fits a different mold. The one of crazy, whimsical girl. She’s not conventional. She wears scarves with sun dresses. She does yoga and can drink shots and maybe skydives and actually likes spiders and she uses candles and incense and her apartment is pretty messy and she’s either a vegetarian or isn’t afraid to eat wings and burgers on a date and SURPRISE she can play poker or pool like a man!
17 - The love of a good woman is all he ever needed.
Every bad boy or loser just needs the love of a good woman. It’s transformative. Suddenly, they throw out their bad boy, loser ways. Underneath all of that was this intelligent, sensitive guy who is totally able to ace the exams or hold down a job.
16 - Any good leading character has to have a gay best friend.
How nice for gay people to always have a role as side kick to straight people. They’re comic relief, character foils, a safe friend who poses no competition for the love interest. The gay community must be super grateful for their onscreen representation and inclusion. (Hey, it could be worse. They could be the black guy in a horror movie.)