We all feel a little silly sometimes for watching “those movies.” But this chart might just make you swear off romantic comedy movies altogether.
This infographic from Cracked definitely opened my eyes to how repetitive (and potentially harmful) romantic comedies can be. Because let’s face it: Romantic comedies usually end the exact same way, with love conquering all and everything being perfect. Which isn’t like real life most of the time, Lovelies. These movies set us up to make us think that we’re just like Jennifer Aniston or Renee Zellweger, and that our boyfriend (notice how it’s hardly ever “our girlfriend”?) has to be absolutely charming and perfect at all times. No sick days allowed!
If you don’t believe me, look at this chart. Tell me this doesn’t sound like every romantic comedy you’ve ever seen in your life:
Do you think this chart is right? Can you think of any rom-coms that are the exception to this format?