Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Writer: Jason Segel
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii
vacation in order to deal with
recent break-up with his TV star
girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he
know Sarah's traveling to the
same resort as her ex ... and
she's bringing along her new
Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis,
Russell Brand, Jonah Hill
50 First Dates (2004)
Director: Peter Segal
Writer: George Wing
Henry Roth is a man afraid of
commitment up until he meets the
beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and
Henry think he's finally found the girl
of his dreams, until he discovers she
has short-term memory loss and
forgets him the very next day
Adam Sandler, Drew
Barrymore, Rob Schneider,
That Awkward Moment (2014)
Director: Tom Gormican
Writer: Tom Gormican
Three best friends find
themselves where we've all
been - at that confusing
moment in every dating
relationship when you have to
decide "So...where is this
Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B.
Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie
Davis, Jessica Lucas
I have chosen romantic comedy as my chosen genre because this is my favourite genre
of films. The reason I like this genre of films is because they are aimed at my gender
and age. The thing that attracts me to these kinds of films is because I like the “fairy
tale ending” that they all have. I like the cheesiness and how unrealistically in love
they make people out to be. But because they are comedies the storylines aren't
straightforward and boring. People might say they are all the same but I think the
comedy element is what keeps them different.
Although they are over the top they are still realistic. Whereas an action or Sci Fi film I
sit watching thinking “this is would never happen”.
I like Rom Coms because they are easy to watch and you don’t have to think about it
One more thing I like about Rom Coms is that they usually use actors/actresses that I
like e.g.. Mila Kunis and Zac Efron
Intertextuality is when a film uses a factor of another film.
Whether this is a quote, character, setting or scene. Just
something that has happened in another media text.
For example in the film ‘That Awkward Moment’ a man is eating
ice cream because he is heartbroken and his friends make fun of
him and call him Bridget Jones. This is because in the Bridget
Jones films she’s known for crying over a tub of ice-cream about
her break up.
Star theory is based on the fact that the audience would go to
watch a film because of the cast.
I would go and watch a film if an actor/actress I liked was in that
film. If I had enjoyed films this person has been in before I
presume that this new film will be just as good. Even if that’s not
always the case.
For example I watched That Awkward Moment just because Zac
Efron was in it. Wolf Of Wall Street because of Leonardo Dicaprio
and Ted because of Mila Kunis.
Romantic Comedy- Trailers
The forgetting Sarah Marshall trailer