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Had seen parts of this, but never the whole thing and I can’t believe I waited until now to do so.  Miles Teller CRUSHES the funny best friend role, I think he is meant to be a funny best friend in rom-coms.  This movie is awesome because it features a very regular and relatable group of guys in their 20’s.


 
 

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Dear Avid Readers, all 4 of you,

I would like to apologize for my absence, it’s been a while. As everyone’s undisputed favorite I admit that this behavior is unacceptable on my part. This kicks me off of my last (maybe) article of the year. New Year’s resolutions are like that new girl from high school junior year. Everyone goes crazy and all in for about a month and then once the appeal wares off you’re right back to getting a blowie in the dugout from the girl you've known since first grade, but that will not happen this time. I care too much about Bromedy to not make my resolutions a reality. I honestly care more about these than I do my real life resolutions (find a job you don’t hate, get in shape, maybe try out that whole commitment thing), so without further ado, here is what you can expect from me in 2016. 



 
 

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I’m going to introduce you guys to a new series we’ll be bringing to you, Netflix Spotlight. To kick this off I decided to go with Some Kind of Beautiful. It definitely caught my eye when I saw Jessica Alba and an aging but oh so sexy Selma Hayek. Throw in a womanizing 90’s Bond, Pierce Brosnan, on top and we have all the ingredients for an instant classic.



 
 

The Rod

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‘Tis the season as they say. It’s the time of giving and the time for cold winter nights cuddling by a fire with your honey, or however you like to spend it. You may find yourself stuck indoors with a nasty hangover from hitting your grandpa’s famous eggnog (which is essentially 3 parts bourbon, 1 part eggnog) a little hard. Or perhaps just finding yourself trying to get away from the family that pesters you with too many questions. Either way, there are some great holiday movies to really get into the holiday spirit and enjoy with whomever you spend your holiday season with.

When doing my research on this, it came to a little bit of shock that I need to step up my game when it comes to Christmas romcoms. This article may be coming a little prematurely (story of my life) in the fact that I need to refresh my memory on these movies. The season is coming like a bat outta hell, and I’m still feeling like I can go out in my shorts and SSBD. (If you are confused about SSBD, you are missing the latest fashion trend coming in hot out from old retired guys. It’s essentially oversized Hawaiian shirts, but I digress.) However, I put my Rod stamp of approval on this list.


 
 

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This world we are forced to live in is a bit depressing. For you single bastards it can get a little lonely and sad. For you taken sorry bastards it can get a little lonely and sad. Like the old saying goes ‘Women; can’t live with them, can’t live without them’. But every once in a while you have to ask yourself is the fucking you’re getting worth the fucking you’re getting? (Wise words that can be applied to any part of your life). So where does Bromedy fit into this?


 
 

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This column here is going to mix it up a little.  When I think about rom-coms, the biggest flaw that comes to mind is that they only last about 2 hours.  What if I told you that one of the best rom-coms of all time lasted almost 10 years, is that something you might be interested in? (By the way if you don’t get that Entourage quote, this is probably where we go our separate ways).  This 10-year-journey is none other than How I Met Your Mother.  This show encapsulates all that is great about a rom-com, it just gives us more content.


 
 

Bra-zooze

“I wonder if the carpet matches her pubes”- Kunu
I owe a lot to this movie, it was my first introduction to Russell Brand, introduced me to some great new music, got to see Mila Kunis’s tits (still have not received confirmation on if those were real or not, but tits are tits) and it even helped land me my first job. This also was the first time we got to see Bromedy favorite Jason Segal in a leading role on the big screen. There are many factors that make this movie, not only my favorite Bromedy, but one of my favorite movies of all time. If you haven’t seen this, I don’t know if I can consider you my friend. I strongly recommend that you use your next movie night to jump on this opportunity and reap the benefits of this selection.

I’m not even going to bother giving you a summary of the movie; I’m not going to be one of those chump dicks who ruins a movie for you. Those people are the worst and should go run into oncoming traffic.  I’ll try to keep this short and sweet so all of you reading this at work can get back to that desk job that you love oh so much.


 
 
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1.)  Hitch

Well first off, any movie that has Sam Cooke playing over an opening montage automatically gets my vote.  This movie is special in that it gives hope to the bros.  It's filled with catchy pickup lines and advice such as “No girl wakes up every morning thinking, ‘I hope I don’t get swept off my feet today”.  ‘Nuff Said, if this hasn’t been watched its gotta be your go to.  It also gives the VERY solid advice: Brunch is a great first date.

2.)  Friends With Benefits/No Strings Attached

These two movies are one in the same so I am putting them together.  That’s not a bad thing, but when two similar plots come out within a couple months with minimal differences…I’m gonna call a spade a spade.  Has all the workings of a perfect rom-com: a dude that is relatable and a chick that is melt-your-face-off hot.  It’s a simple formula, but one that can’t often be perfected.  This situation is one we all wish we were in.  Hot chick only wants to bang, but nothing serious.  Mila/Natalie end up showing us that they have a whole lot to offer if they are left to stick around as a better half.

3.)  Crazy Stupid Love

Honestly had a hard time not putting this higher.  This movie is like you threw all the perfect ingredients into a cauldron and brewed up perfection.  It’s got the dry humor, funny friends, and HOT women that you need.  Has a nice twist at the end too that makes you feel like you almost watched a drama.


 
 

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                You might not believe me, but I promise you there are certain things we look for in a movie that will increase its odds of landing itself a prestigious “bromedy approved” mark. This may be something you have already noticed, but if you haven’t this post will help identify common themes and trends that we’ve noticed in our favorite brom com.  

1)      Funny Best Friend

Gun to my head, this is probably the single most important factor to any brom com. This character adds the comic relief that cuts the sexual tension (we will get to that later) and often times his/her jokes, while funny, also bring about a truth that the main character can’t see or refuses to believe. Without a funny best friend, we would basically be just watching a terrible Molly Ringwald movie.

2)      Hopeless (rebounding) Romantics

If they aren’t hopeless we don’t want them. Hopelessness makes them more likeable, more relatable and just overall better.



 
 
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So to kick things off we decided that each writer will reveal his top ten bromedies. Hopefully you will see something on this list that might get you laid and get a feel for each one of our taste.

1)      Forgetting Sarah Marshall
For me, this is the ultimate Bromedy. Anyone that tells you otherwise is just wrong. Laughs aplenty with enough romance to keep the story interesting. Mix in a killer soundtrack and this movie will make you wish every night was movie night.

2)      Friends with benefits
JT, Mila Kunis, A gay Woody Harrelson and a pissed off Shawn White. Need I say more?

3)      Love Actually
The movie that starred literally everyone and was the inspiration for other bromedies Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve is an instant classic that combines enough romance for the women and plenty of laughs for the guys (and Liam Niesen) to make it an instant classic. Advice: Watch during Christmas to gain extra points.