Romantic comedies Top End Wedding and Long Shot show some of the challenges of the genre

Ron Cerabona
May 8 2019 - 12:30pm

The gross-out comedy seems to be an uneasy candidate for fusing with the rom-com: its audiences might not overlap. It can work -There's Something About Mary (1998), which successfully combined memorably icky set pieces with heart, was a big hit. Neither genre is as easy as it might appear: you need appealing actors and characters to overcome the grossness of the former and the predictability of the latter.

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Ron Cerabona

Ron Cerabona

Arts reporter

As arts reporter I am interested in and cover a wide range of areas - film, visual art, theatre and music, among others - to tell readers about what's coming and happening in the vibrant and varied world of the arts in Canberra. Email:

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