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Willa (Meg Ryan) and Bill (David Duchovny) reconnect in an airport during a snow storm, leaving them unable to continue their travels.

Meg Ryan’s newest rom-com leaves us asking ‘What Happens Later’

By Sarah Mooney, Staff Writer November 16, 2023
“What Happens Later,” directed by Meg Ryan, was released Nov. 3. The movie brings back the old romantic comedy flare that can be found in Ryan’s past films. The film follows two love interests as they wait for their pending flights and is a perfect watch if you need the dreadful airport layover to be romanticized. 
The Kissing Booth appeared on Netflix in 2018 and told the story of protagonist, Elle, falling for the most popular boy in school Noah. Now the story continues, retaining all the drama, humor, and charm of the original.

Review: “The Kissing Booth 2” explores web of teen relationships

By Gabrielle Topping, Staff Writer August 5, 2020
"The Kissing Booth 2" retains all the drama, humor, and charm of the original movie.
In the Netflix original Sierra Burgess is a Loser, nerdy Sierra (Shannon Purser) enlists the most popular girl in school to help her catfish her football player crush.

Review: ‘Sierra Burgess’ is a losing love story

By Liza Gillespie, Staff Writer September 11, 2018
Ultimately, the film tries and fails to add any nuance to the young adult rom-com conversation.
“Love, Simon” is based on the young adult novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda.” It follows teenager Simon Spears (Nick Robinson) as he comes out as gay, and is the first major studio rom-com to feature a gay protagonist.

Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is shallow but sufficiently sweet

By Arleigh Rodgers, Contributing Writer March 21, 2018
Like Simon, the film often slips on its own mistakes, but its effect runs clean and burns with an ebullient spirit.
Forever My Girl centers on country star Liam Page (Alex Roe) as he repairs his relationships with his ex-fiance and daughter after abandoning them to pursue fame.

Review: Cookie-cutter country romance lacks character

By Liza Gillespie, Staff Writer January 30, 2018
“Forever My Girl” feels like a Hallmark Channel movie that mistakenly got a wide release.

Review: Crude rom-com stumbles over script

By Faith Maciolek, Staff Writer February 5, 2014
Zac Efron’s charm struggles to redeem weak supporting roles

Review: Austen romance struggles in rom-com

By Carolyn Hartley, Contributing Writer September 25, 2013
"Austenland" lacks the character depth and romance the real author was known for.
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