The characters in “Couples Retreat” live in a world of marital clichés. The guys bond over beer in the living room while their wives sit in the kitchen with glasses of chardonnay.
A self-conscious glut of creamy skin, perfect wardrobes, spotless home furnishings, misogyny, chauvinism, inevitability and incessant banter, “The Ugly Truth” takes everything that is rom-com to the hysterical and delightful max.
The general impression of a New York love story is usually between a handsome, mature, successful man and a young, sweet heroine.
A screwball comedy for the New Depression, “The Brothers Bloom” makes an abundant number of erudite references that mean almost nothing, and like most con-man movies, it can't be trusted.
What is it about the sensual onstage twirling in "Dirty Dancing"? What is it about Ferris Bueller doing the twist, with all of Chicago at his feet?
Just looking at the poster for "The Proposal," a by-the-numbers romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, tells you exactly how it's all gonna go down.
The latest mock-documentary satiric ritual from comic provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen, "Bruno" may count as the summer's biggest misfire.
John Malkovich is from the same planet as Christopher Walken. That place is Planet Weird. How did these men get into movies?
Although it doesn't sound like one, "The Hangover" is actually a detective film. With all the hilarious events and accidents, it will lead the guys tracing all the way back to find out what have happened to them last night.
An amusingly sentimental whiff of a romantic comedy, "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" is a modern-day morality tale that is a little "It's Not Such a Wonderful Life" and a lot "A Very Un-Christmas Carol."