The year 2013 proved a winner in the romantic comedy movie genre, with such favorites as “Don Jon,” “Admission” and “About Time” entertaining male and female viewers alike. The trend promises to continue in 2014, with several upcoming films thought to be romantic enough to keep sentimental ladies happy and funny enough to entertain their otherwise rom-com-averse dates. From “That Awkward Moment” to “The Other Woman,” there’s already a great selection of romantic movies in line for 2014.
‘That Awkward Moment’
Romantic comedies with male protagonists are far and few, but “That Awkward Moment” promises to break the mold, highlighting the talents of Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan. And as Just Jared points out, audience members will also be treated to plenty of shirtless scenes, if stills from the upcoming flick are any indication. The adeptly named movie will explore the transition from casual dating to serious relationship that each couple must encounter at some point along their journey, highlighting a variety of ways in which guys can navigate the moment when a casual fling just isn’t enough.
‘The Other Woman’
Cameron Diaz is back at it, but this time, instead of playing the “Bad Teacher,” she’ll be the “Other Woman.” Slated for release on April 24th, 2014, “The Other Woman” will explore just what happens when a deeply in love girlfriend (played by Diaz) discovers that her so-called boyfriend (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is, in fact, a married man. The trailer for this film has already hit theaters, making a splash thanks to appearances from Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj.
Cameron Diaz will feature prominently in movie theaters in 2014. In addition to “The Other Woman,” the popular actress is set to star in “Sex Tape.” The film will take a more provocative approach to the romantic comedy genre, with the main characters finding themselves in the predicament of accidentally having one of their sex tapes released to the public. Also starring in the film is Jason Segel, cast as the unsuspecting partner who — surprise, surprise — finds his presence in a popular sex tape incredibly problematic. This makes for a unique date night contrast when you order flowers with FTD, as the contrast between sweet gesture and sassy movie will keep your lady on her toes.
Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler first made their mark as the go-to rom-com couple in “The Wedding Singer.” The 1998 hit was later followed by “50 First Dates,” a 2004 movie hailed by Rogert Ebert as a clever and romantic spin on the classic film “Groundhog Day.” Ten years later, the popular duo returns yet again with “Blended,” a promising comedy that incorporates both romance and family into its plot. But as CBS points out, Sandler and Barrymore are not the only actors worth watching in “Blended.” Joining them are Joel McHale from “Community,” Kevin Nealon from “Weeds” and Wendi McLendon-Covey from “Bridesmaids.” With such a talented supporting cast, “Blended” is sure to have audiences in stitches when it arrives in theaters on Memorial Day.