Mark Bittman of the New York Times once wrote that real cooks don’t need big kitchens or the latest culinary gadgetry — cooks just cook, in pretty much any circumstances, and they are mostly fueled by the will to produce something delectable.

The same could be said for rom-coms. The genre doesn’t really need big-name stars or elaborate trappings and a budget that could feed Ethiopia for six months. A resolve to make the audience smile, treat them like adults and romance them a little is all that’s needed.

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