Romance films

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Marry Me: do you take the J-Lo/Owen Wilson romcom to be the weirdest film of 2022?
Jennifer Lopez proposes to Owen Wilson, a maths teacher she’s never met. What was she thinking? How will it end? And does anyone care?

Stuart Heritage

19, Nov, 2021 @2:42 PM

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Meg Ryan films – ranked!
As the great romcom queen turns 60, we select her best roles from the low-budget indies to the Tom Hanks big-hitters

Guy Lodge

18, Nov, 2021 @12:36 PM

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Licorice Pizza review – Paul Thomas Anderson’s funniest and most relaxed film yet
Anderson’s latest is a romance about a teen boy wooing an older woman, starring two extraordinary newcomers and stuffed with fabulously hammy A-list cameos

Peter Bradshaw

15, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The Colour Room review – Clarice Cliff story paints a bright and breezy picture
Phoebe Dynevor dazzles as the factory girl who became a celebrated ceramic artist in this rather too feelgood period drama

Cath Clarke

09, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Love Hard review – Netflix Christmas romcom is easy to like
Nina Dobrev gets catfished in a pleasant, if mostly unoriginal, Christmas comedy

Benjamin Lee

05, Nov, 2021 @3:43 PM

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Amélie at 20: how has the sugar-sweet Parisian whimsy aged?
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s fantastical romantic comedy made a star of Audrey Tautou and its distinctive visuals influenced a decade’s worth of film-makers

Scott Tobias

02, Nov, 2021 @6:02 AM

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Playlist review – appealingly gauche French twentysomething romance
A young woman dreams of working as an artist – and finding a man – in Nine Antico’s feature debut

Wendy Ide

24, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Playlist review – relatable, quirky Parisian quarter-life drama
Graphic novelist Sophie is disillusioned with adulthood in Nine Antico’s black and white, Paris-set drama of twentysomething life

Cath Clarke

22, Oct, 2021 @4:44 PM

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After We Fell review – Harry Styles-inspired romance is stupendously wooden
Fans of the YA After series should find something amid the tangled mess of plot, daytime-soap acting and inanimate passion – everyone else should look away

Cath Clarke

18, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Is Needle in a Timestack the most brilliantly bad film title ever? | Stuart Heritage
A sci-fi romance with Leslie Odom Jr, Cynthia Erivo and Orlando Bloom was released today to no fanfare at all. But it should be treasured for its name alone

Stuart Heritage

15, Oct, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Freshman Year review – mortifying mumblecore look at a student hookup
Cooper Raiff stars as an immature student awkwardly adjusting to college life – and the idea that love might not be easy to come by

Peter Bradshaw

30, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Sweetheart review – good-natured caravan-park romance
Nell Barlow is the long-suffering gay teenager who falls for a lifeguard on holiday in Marley Morrison’s likably wistful debut

Peter Bradshaw

23, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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