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What happened to the rom-com?

Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry May 2, 2019
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What happened to the rom-com?

Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry May 2, 2019
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A movie like “Avengers: Endgame” demonstrates how Hollywood has focused its attention in recent years — on big-budget, action-filled blockbusters. That’s left less room for an older genre that used to be a Hollywood staple: the romantic comedy. The mid-budget rom-com genre isn’t what it once was, and Wesley Morris of the New York Times thinks it’s time for that to change. Morris spoke with Kai Ryssdal about why Hollywood ought to revisit it. 

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