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Spark notes: Why the meet-cute is the ultimate test of movie romance

Jun 07, 2024 04:28 PM IST

Boy meets girl. It’s awkward but adorable. First contact can make or break a rom-com. Is there a formula for getting it right?

All right, rom-com stans, let’s line up the meet-cute cliches: The literal bumping into a stranger, the rescue from a social mess, the hate-at-first-sight, the mix-up, the one where she falls harder for his brother, the two wildly disparate leads reaching for the same book in the shop, the strangers on a journey.

A meet-cute is often awkward but adorable, like the one in Anyone But You (2024).
A meet-cute is often awkward but adorable, like the one in Anyone But You (2024).
In Notting Hill (1999), the main characters meet at a bookshop for the first time.
In Notting Hill (1999), the main characters meet at a bookshop for the first time.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2021) had the perfect childhood meet-cute.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2021) had the perfect childhood meet-cute.
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