I’m pretty sure they don’t even bother writing new romantic comedy scripts anymore, they just change the place and character names.
In What Happens in Vegas, Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher (real first name Chris) play the couple forced together by circumstance who initially hate each other but then fall in love. Rob Corddry reprises his role as Rob Corddry from Heartbreak Kid (seriously, it’s the exact same character – I’ve included the Heartbreak Kid trailer after the jump for comparison). Queen Latifah plays the sassy black woman, and Dennis Miller plays… wait, Dennis Miller? Didn’t he die like ten years ago?
Also notice that the new trend in rom-coms is to introduce each scene with a different popular song. Couple fighting? “War, What is it Good For”. Couple going to Vegas? Song about going to Vegas. Just in case you’ve been texting your friend this whole time and were only half paying attention. They should just get the guy who runs the soundboard at hockey games to direct these. Some time towards the middle of the movie they could play that chicken dance song, and then find someone in the audience who’s getting all into it and project her on the big screen. That always gets everyone excited.
I want more like this!
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