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Old July 17 2009, 06:18 PM   #1
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A Romantic Comedy For Us ?

Before Moon, I saw a trailer for a film called "Adam". You can view it on YouTube.

It's about a man named Adam whose father has recently died. He lives alone and goes through an identical routine every single day, going to work at his job designing control chips for toys and is obsessed with space travel and astronomy. Then a school teacher (Rose Byrne) moves in to his apartment building and he immediately falls in love with her.

The problem is, Adam has Asperger's Syndrome. He can't communicate his feelings or understand the feelings of others.

Very rarely am I sold on seeing a movie just from seeing a random trailer, and certainly not one from my least favourite genre, but I want to see this. I don't know why, the trailer just sold me.

I find churned out Jennifer Aniston type romcoms to be so shallow and pathetic. None of them had 1% of the warmth, I can't think of a better word, I felt just from this trailer.

There's more about this on Wikipedia and the IMDB.
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Old July 17 2009, 08:13 PM   #2
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Re: A Romantic Comedy For Us ?

You'd probably like I Love You Man. It's a rom-com but with two guys (not gay, well not exactly).
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Old July 17 2009, 10:47 PM   #3
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Re: A Romantic Comedy For Us ?

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
You'd probably like I Love You Man. It's a rom-com but with two guys (not gay, well not exactly).
That's more of a bromcom isn't it ?
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Old July 18 2009, 04:27 AM   #4
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You'd probably like I Love You Man. It's a rom-com but with two guys (not gay, well not exactly).
That's more of a bromcom isn't it ?
Subgenre of rom-com, sure.
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Old July 18 2009, 05:56 AM   #5
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Re: A Romantic Comedy For Us ?

Why is this one for us?
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Old July 18 2009, 08:10 AM   #6
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Why is this one for us?
Because it's intelligent, not a cookie cutter Sarah Jessica Parker romcom.

And a lot of us can relate to the way Adam is presented in the trailer.
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Old July 18 2009, 05:54 PM   #7
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Re: A Romantic Comedy For Us ?

I have no problem with romantic films and I have no problem with comedies but it always seems to me like putting the two of them together is just a disaster.
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Old July 18 2009, 06:21 PM   #8
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Re: A Romantic Comedy For Us ?

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I have no problem with romantic films and I have no problem with comedies but it always seems to me like putting the two of them together is just a disaster.
Someone hasn't seen Shaun of the Dead yet.
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