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Romantic comedy films are films with light-hearted, humorous plotlines, centered on romantic ideals such as that true love is able to surmount most obstacles.<ref>Bill Johnson. The Art of the Romantic Comedy Available online at: http://www.storyispromise.com/wromance.htm</ref> One dictionary definition is "a funny movie, play, or television program about a love story that ends happily".<ref>http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/american/romantic-comedy Accessed June 20, 2011</ref> Another definition states that its "primary distinguishing feature is a love plot in which two sympathetic and well-matched lovers are united or reconciled".<ref name="depaul.edu">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Romantic comedy films are a certain genre of comedy films as well as of romance films, and may also have elements of screwball comedies<ref>Romantic comedy: boy meets girl meets genre. Tamar Jeffers McDonald. Wallflower Press, 2007. p.3</ref> and stoner comedies. Some television series can also be classified as romantic comedies.

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Romantic comedy films are films with light-hearted, humorous plotlines, centered on romantic ideals such as that true love is able to surmount most obstacles.<ref>Bill Johnson. The Art of the Romantic Comedy Available online at: http://www.storyispromise.com/wromance.htm</ref> One dictionary definition is "a funny movie, play, or television program about a love story that ends happily".<ref>http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/american/romantic-comedy Accessed June 20, 2011</ref> Another definition states that its "primary distinguishing feature is a love plot in which two sympathetic and well-matched lovers are united or reconciled".<ref name="depaul.edu">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Romantic comedy films are a certain genre of comedy films as well as of romance films, and may also have elements of screwball comedies<ref>Romantic comedy: boy meets girl meets genre. Tamar Jeffers McDonald. Wallflower Press, 2007. p.3</ref> and stoner comedies. Some television series can also be classified as romantic comedies.

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Romantic comedy film sections
Intro  Description  Evolution and subgenres  Contrived romantic encounters: the \"meet cute\"  History   Effects   See also  References  External links  

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