The comedy film genre belongs to the groups of films that evoke laughter/humor from the audience. Romantic Comedy is the one of the most important category in cinema, and preferred by many. Romantic Comedy films fall into two main sub-groupings; the comedian-led film, structured through gags and sketches or the comedy situation film with a more reasoned narrative. Romantic Comedy- is a popular genre, targeted at women and couples, especially in the 25-35 age group and teenagers age from 13-18. A Romantic comedy is a hybrid genre where a romantic plot emerges and is shown in a comedic way. The film is broken down into three different parts for example: -A Guy and girl see each other. -Something happens which leads to a break up. -As the film moves on they will realise they were meant to be together/try and get back together again and resolve there differences.
Most Romantic comedies end with a happy ending. However it is becoming increasingly popular to end on a more real life ending. The audience anticipates this because things work out the way we want them to. The theme of a Romantic comedy is based on love and fate. These are the themes that dominant in the plot. Other themes like tragedy or loss are present in romantic comedy. The main characters are always made to be opposites whether in social class, interest, personality etc; this is one of the things they must tackle in order to stay together. The audience don’t take any side of the two main characters, because they are introduced as likeable people we can relate to or people we can sympathise and relate to as the film goes on. Lighting and soundtracks are specifically chosen to help reflect on the meaning of the emotions used in certain parts of the film. We don’t find dark lighting in romantic comedy films because it changes the mood of the film making it dull and less cheerful. Songs like pop or hip pop are dominant in romantic comedy as it’s aimed at audience who would already know the songs. Soundtrack must always relate to what’s happening in the film as it assists the storyline.
As we brainstormed ideas for our film we original decided doing something that our target audience aged 12-28 can relate too. We decided this relation will attract more viewers and with more viewers our the standard of our film needed to be set to its highest ability. We wanted something to relate to both sides of the gender which ultimately again will increase our audience. This lead us to choose a concept which everyone can relate to themselves especially the age group of 12 to 28 as many young couple find themselves panicking on a date. We added the stereotypical habits of a teenager to our actor Bob and Lara to be the cunning one making the boy run around for her. We added both romance and comedy into our film as romantic comedy is the most popular genre today.
Bridget Jones is a romantic film about her becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that hes a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, strange contractor, and the worst vacation of her life. Crazy Stupid Love is another film we watch, however this films about A middle-aged husbands life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of a newfound friend, Jacob, learning to pick up girls at bars
Teen comedy - often set in high school or a house party. It’s based around young sexual adventure and conflicts with the law or parents. Social comedy - situational comedies based on the different class conflict. Gross-out comedy – one of the most successful which could involve different comedies such as romantic comedy but it involved more outrageous gags.