New Romantic Comedies to See This Summer
By Jessica Lin
As the weather begins to warm, the movie gods offer a whole new slew of films for audiences. Among them, here are some of the new romantic comedies to watch out for:
This season’s romantic comedy offering for more whimsical audiences. From the directors of “Little Miss Sunshine” comes the tale of quiet and unassuming writer Calvin (Paul Dano) who is suffering from writers block and begins writing about a dream girl only to have her come to life. Though there are several possibly icky issues regarding free will with the premise, the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive and the actors supposedly bring honestly to the fantastical plotline. “Ruby Sparks” will be in theaters September 13.
The titular Lola, portrayed by Greta Gerwig, is at a low point at her life after her fiancé dumps her weeks before her wedding. The movie details Lola slowly trying to come to terms with a single woman nearing her thirties through copious amounts of alcohol, a variety of bed partners, and several hilarious misadventures with her best friends. The plotline has been seen before in an array of different movies, but judging from the trails Gerwig seems fantastic and the writing is sharp, making the movie one to watch out for. “Lola Versus” is in theaters now.
The newest installment in Wes Anderson’s films, “Moonrise Kingdom” tells the story of two young lovers who decide to escape their parents and the confines of their 1960’s New England society, and the search party that follows. From the trailers alone, the movie seems to hold that Wes Anderson charm seen in al his other movies, full of layers of nostalgia and eccentricity covering a more profound message. “Moonrise Kingdom” is in theaters now.
“Hope Springs” tells the story of Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold Soames trying to reignite the spark in their marriage years after thirty years with the help of therapist, Dr. Bernie Field and several seemingly hilarious trust building exercises. By now it’s pretty much been established that any time Mrs. Streep returns to our screens, it’ll be a good day. Furthermore, the rest of the cast, consisting of veterans like Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell, seems only to add to Streep’s performance. Catch “Hope Springs” in theaters August 10.