Valentine’s Day, known to many as either the great holiday of chocolate and love, or as the one of “loneliness” and self loathing. In this critical time, in which you decide of how to celebrate this occasion, you usually are filled with images of what the holiday should be like. And no, I’m not talking about the advertisements found in magazines or Target commercials. Nope, I am talking about the famous, or infamous (depending on your definition) genre known as the Romantic “Chick Flick”. In 2016, Hollywood has given you two films to choose from – the annual Nicolas Sparks offering (The Choice) or the alternative programming, AKA How to be Single. And since I don’t hate myself enough to watch another Sparks adaptation, I went with what was behind curtain number 2. The results? Let’s take a look at what we’ve got here.
Trainwreck, written by Amy Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow, is a hilarious sex romp, featuring a whole host of raunch. But at its core, this film is a refreshing take on the romantic comedy. It flips the search for true love narrative on its head–instead, following the story of a woman who wants to avoid monogamy at all costs. Trainwreck is funny and it is heartfelt, and I believe it could be the start to new brand of RomComs.