Rom Com Movie on Women Allowing Themselves To Be Used By Men – And A Leading Man Disappointment
(This post has been edited farther below, over August 8 – 10, with more observations based on some new interviews or links I saw.
This post covers several topics, including but not limited to: how feminist characters are depicted in movies, the impact of sexism on dating, to actors who publicly express their religious and political views in an obnoxious manner.)
I am normally not a fan of “Rom Com” (romantic comedy) movies.
But I heard some good things about this particular one.
I don’t know if I want to say what it is, if I want to say what its title is.
I’ll call it “Rom Com X.”
(If you have seen this movie you may be able to guess what it is, even from my vague description below.)
One reason I don’t want to just come right out and say the title of this movie is because farther in this post I have some mild criticisms of one of its actors, and I do not want any of his fans coming here and leaving me hostile posts. I am not going to name the name of the actor I discuss below.
Rom Com X has been on cable TV a few times. I’ve seen it about twice so far, maybe three times.
I find the MC (main character) sympathetic. Well, usually. There are a few scenes in the movie where she did or said things I never would have, where she unnecessarily was hostile to a person or two.
But of course, to balance that out, she was going through a very difficult time in her life, so to a degree, you do understand she is lashing out on occasion at others and being cranky because her life is in a tail spin.
This movie was interesting on several levels to me.
I related to some of the plights of the MC (main character) in a very big way.
She and I do differ on a few points, but I have some things in common with her, if not in the details, but in the overall scheme of things.
There is an actor who plays MC’s (Main Character’s) eventual love interest in the movie. I’m going to call this guy “Actor X.” I will refer to his character’s name as “Roger.”
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