Browsing All posts tagged under »Romantic Comedy«

“One Day” or “I Want to Care buuuuuut I Don’t”

May 3, 2013


I went to see One Day, Released at the end of 2011, after a break up. I’ve often thought what I’d do with a time machine, and I can safely say now that I would go back to that day and stop myself from seeing this film. Not only was it pretty bad (more on that […]

“When Harry Met Sally…”, or “Can Men and Women Ever Be Friends? CAN THEY?” by Caitlin McGrane

April 26, 2013


This weekend I had what I like to call a ‘gender-stereotype-conformation-evening’. Lindt was on special in the supermarket and I decided to watch arguably the most classic of rom-coms, When Harry Met Sally… (I also watched The Notebook). Stop looking at my like that. Sometimes, I want a bit of chocolate and some shirtless Ryan […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: Overanalysing the Last Minutes of the “Girls” Finale

March 19, 2013


Girls might be the most polarising, talked-about television series in years. At You’re Dripping Egg we’ve written about the series twice already; and there’s no shortage of recaps, analyses and opinion pieces about Dunham, her show and her motives. A show that regularly attracts the kind of attention Girls does is in a unique and […]

“Silver Linings Playbook”, or “LIFE RUINERS” by Caitlin McGrane

February 15, 2013


Before I really knew what was happening, I was being swept along on the tidal wave of publicity for Silver Linings. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo reviewed it months ago, and it came out quite recently in Australian cinemas. It’s quite poignant really, given the film’s subject matter concerns mental illness and how it can […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: The Problem with “The Mindy Project”

February 4, 2013


I wanted to wait as long as possible before I spoke for or against Mindy Kaling’s new Fox sitcom, the uncreatively titled The Mindy Project. Last year, I wrote a glowing review of Fox’s exciting comedy prospect, New Girl, based on its excellent pilot. Then the show had an uneven run for the first half […]

“Offspring” Season 3: Love Connection by Matilda Dixon-Smith

June 19, 2012


Australia doesn’t generally do romantic comedies. I don’t know how this affects everyone else but for me, a self-confessed romance addict, it is a great source of vexation. Thank goodness for Debra Oswald, is all I’m saying. Offspring (Wednesdays, 8:30 pm, Channel Ten), a dramedy about a thirty-something obstetrician and her family, is halfway through […]

Quest for the Worst Movie Ever Made: Part 2 (This Time, It’s Biblical!) by Matilda Dixon-Smith

November 21, 2011


Ever wondered what melding pornography and romantic-comedies would look like? No need to wonder anymore, readers, such a film exists for your viewing pleasure. I’ve seen bad movies before, in fact, I’ve seen so many I’m compiling a list. Apparently I never knew what a “bad movie” was until I saw My First Wedding. I […]