Romantic Comedy ‘My Favorite Girlfriend’ Due Digitally Aug. 9 From Saban Films

The romantic comedy My Favorite Girlfriend will be released on digital and on demand Aug. 9 from Saban Films.

The film follows a mismatched couple and the multiple personalities that come between them.

Aspiring chef Conrad’s meticulously ordered life is upended by his new girlfriend Molly, who shares headspace with five or six other women, each with distinct traits Conrad finds lovable.

The film stars Bonnie Piesse (“Obi-Wan Kenobi”) and Tyler Johnson. Written and directed by Amanda Raymond (You Are My Home), the film will also be released in select theaters Aug. 5.

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HBO Max Romantic Comedy ‘Moonshot’ Headed to DVD and Digital May 24

The sci-fi romantic comedy Moonshot will be released on DVD and digital sellthrough May 24 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

The HBO Max original film — set in a future where Mars is terraformed and colonized by the best humanity has to offer — follows Walt and Sophie, two very different college students who sneak onboard a space shuttle to the red planet in order to be united with their significant others.

The film stars Cole Sprouse (“Riverdale,” Five Feet Apart), Lana Condor (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” trilogy, Alita: Battle Angel), Mason Gooding (Scream, “Love, Victor”), Emily Rudd (“Fear Street” trilogy, “Hunters”) and Zach Braff (Cheaper by the Dozen, Garden State).

Special features include a making-of featurette.

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Gravitas to Release Romantic Comedy ‘Most Guys Are Losers’ Via On Demand July 1

Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights to distribute Most Guys Are Losers and will release the film in theaters and on demand on July 1.

Written and directed by Eric Ustian, the romantic comedy stars Andy Buckley, Keith David, Mira Sorvino, Grace Fulton, Paul Sorvino and Belmont Camelli. 

In the film, over Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago, a college kid from California seeks approval from his girlfriend’s dad, a bar owner and author of a dating book titled Most Guys Are Losers.

Most Guys Are Losers is a classic romantic comedy that fans of the genre are sure to love. Gravitas is thrilled to be able to share it with audiences this summer,” said  Brett Rogalsky, Gravitas Ventures manager of acquisitions, in a statement.

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“To work with the Oscar Winner Mira Sorvino and her dad, Paul, was an honor,” Ustian said in a statement. “Andy Buckley combines the comedic timing from his role in ‘The Office,’ with a heartfelt and nuanced performance. Thank you to the ensemble cast that includes the iconic Keith David, along with young rising stars Grace Fulton, Belmont Camile and Michael Provost. When you work with actors with such experience and talent, it is a joy to be on set, and it transcends to our heartwarming film.”

Netflix to Bow Interactive Rom-Com ‘Choose Love’

Netflix will stream its first interactive romantic comedy, Choose Love.

Directed by Stuart McDonald  (A Perfect Pairing, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), the film stars Laura Marano (The Royal Treatment, The Perfect Date), Avan Jogia (Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Zombieland: Double Tap), Scott Michael Foster (“You,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and Jordi Webber (Head High, “Power Rangers Ninja Steel”).

In the film, Cami Conway (Marano) has it all. She’s got the job she wants as a recording engineer and is headed towards engagement, marriage and kids with her boyfriend Paul (Foster). And yet, she feels something is missing. Is it just FOMO and the fear of commitment that goes with it? Or is she actually missing out on an even better career, perhaps the long abandoned singing career she once dreamed of? And is Paul the love of her life? What if it’s Rex Galier (Jogia), the sexy British rock star, who walks into her studio and becomes irrepressibly smitten? Or could it be Jack Menna (Webber), her first love, “the one that got away,” the idealistic world traveler, who returns home and is ready to rekindle their youthful passion? Cami faces a kaleidoscope of tempting but tough choices. What she chooses depends on the viewer.

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Choose Love is the first rom-com to receive the interactive treatment at Netflix. Through the film’s many choice paths, the viewer decides what journey the main characters take over the course of this love story based on a variety of decisions made on their behalf. This leads to many potential storylines — even multiple endings — for every viewer to explore and create their own unique experience with these characters based on their decisions.

Choose Love joins Netflix’s interactive lineup, which also includes the upcoming series “Trivia Quest” and past titles such as Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, ​​”Cat Burglar,” “Headspace: Unwind Your Mind” and Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie

Romcom ‘Marry Me’ Available on Digital March 13, Disc March 29

The Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy Marry Me will be available on digital March 13, and on Blu-ray and DVD March 29 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film is also streaming on Peacock.

The film — featuring Owen Wilson and original music by Lopez and Latin music megastar Maluma — follows a heartbroken pop star (Lopez), slated to marry her pop star fiancé (Maluma) on stage, who instead marries a stranger from the audience — a high school math teacher (Wilson). Against the odds, their relationship develops into something real.
 
The film also stars John Bradley (“Game of Thrones”), Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph Breaks the Internet) and Chloe Coleman (“Big Little Lies”). 

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Extras include deleted scenes, a gag reel, a look behind the scenes with actress and producer Lopez, the “On My Way” lyric video, and feature commentary with director Kat Coiro and producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.

Romantic Comedy ‘Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between’ Headed to Netflix

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between, a new young adult romantic comedy from the producers of the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” franchise, is heading to Netflix.

The film, starring Jordan Fisher (Work ItTo All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You) and Talia Ryder (Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Master), is due in summer 2022. It centers around Claire and Aidan, who after making a pact that they would break up before college, find themselves retracing the steps of their relationship on their last evening as a couple. The epic date leads them to familiar landmarks and unexpected places, and causes them to question whether high school love is meant to last.

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The project originated with ACE Entertainment, which locked in the adaptation rights to Jennifer E. Smith’s novel of the same name, and financed and produced the feature.

The acquisition continues the partnership between Netflix and ACE, which produced all three films in the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” franchise.

The film will feature original music created specifically for the project by ACE’s music department ACE in the Hole and Jordan Fisher.

Directed by Michael Lewen in his feature directorial debut, the film also stars Ayo Edebiri (“Big Mouth,” “The Bear”) and Nico Hiraga (Moxie, Booksmart).

Sci-Fi Film ‘Last Words,’ Drama ‘Home’ and Romcom ‘Funny Thing About Love’ on Gravitas Ventures’ February Disc Slate

The drama Home, the romantic comedy Funny Thing About Love and the apocalyptic sci-fi drama Last Words are being released in February on DVD and Blu-ray Disc from Gravitas Ventures.

Directed by Franka Potente, Home, available Feb. 1, follows an ex felon who returns home from prison and must confront the demons of his past. It stars Jake McLaughlin, Kathy Bates, Aisling Franciosi, Lil Rel Howery and Stephen Root.

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Also due Feb. 1 is Funny Thing About Love, directed by Adam White. The story follows Samantha Banks, who is a successful businesswoman with a handsome fiancee. Over one crazy Thanksgiving holiday with her scheming family, her whole world is thrown into a tailspin when they invite her ex-boyfriend, “the one that got away.” The film stars Jon Heder, Barry Corbin, Summer Bellessa, Kevan Moezzi, Jason Gray, Brooke White, Pat Finn, Alaina Beauloye, Taylor Moriarty, Brady Ellsworth and Landen Adams.

 

Available Feb. 15 is Last Words, directed by Jonathan Nossiter and starring Nick Nolte, Stellan Skarsgard and Charlotte Rampling. In the film, it is 2085, and a young man, one of the few survivors of the human community of old, embarks on a long voyage to find others.

 

 

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Tops Vudu List of Most-Watched Rom-Coms for Valentine’s Day

Over the past two years, “Crazy Rich Asians,” starring Henry Golding and Constance Wu, was the most-watched romantic comedy across the entire United States for Valentine’s Day, according to Vudu’s streaming data.

Vudu is a TVOD service owned by Fandango.

Vudu put together a playlist of more than 20 of its most-watched rom-coms in the Valentine’s Day window. Coming in second place was the 2009 workplace comedy “The Proposal,” starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Henry Golding is the romantic lead again in Vudu’s third-ranking rom-com, 2019’s “Last Christmas,” this time co-starring with Emilia Clarke.

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Vudu’s Top 20 Most-Watched Rom-Coms (during the Valentine’s Day window 2019-2020) were:

1.    Crazy Rich Asians
2.    The Proposal
3.    Last Christmas
4.    Sweet Home Alabama
5.    The Princess Bride
6.    Pretty Woman
7.    Yesterday
8.    The Wedding Singer
9.    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
10. Crazy, Stupid, Love
11. 10 Things I Hate About You
12. Valentine’s Day
13. Sleepless in Seattle
14. When Harry Met Sally
15. The Best Man Holiday
16. She’s All That
17. Love, Simon
18. The Best Man
19. Long Shot
20. You’ve Got Mail

 

Romcom ‘First Blush’ Due on Digital and VOD Platforms Feb. 2 From Gravitas Ventures

The romantic comedy First Blush is coming to digital and VOD platforms Feb. 2 from Gravitas Ventures.

The modern millennial romantic comedy follows a young married couple who re-examine their relationship when they both form an attraction to another woman. Nena and Drew are a young, happy-ish married couple whose relationship is thrown off its axis when they meet Olivia. The trio’s attraction to each other is undeniable, but when they become romantically involved, they struggle to navigate the complications of a polyamorous relationship. The three push each other’s boundaries to their limits as they discover painful truths about who they are, what they want, and how to love in turbulent times.

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Written and directed by Victor Neumark, the film stars Rachel Alig (The Cleaning Lady), Ryan Caraway (West of Her) and Kate Beecroft (6 Underground).

 

Netflix to Bow Romantic Comedy Series Starring Lily Collins

The romantic comedy series “Emily in Paris,” starring Lily Collins, will debut exclusively on Netflix this fall.

Created, written and executive produced by Darren Star (“Sex and the City”), the MTV Studios series follows Emily, an ambitious 20-something marketing executive from Chicago, who unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a French luxury marketing company. She is tasked with revamping the social media strategy. Emily’s new life in Paris is filled with adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends and navigating new romances.

Collins will also serve as producer.

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The series co-stars Ashley Park (Mean Girls on Broadway, “Tales of the City”) and also features Philippine Leroy Beaulieu (“Call My Agent!”), Lucas Bravo (Smart Ass), Samuel Arnold (Antony & Cleopatra), Camille Razat (The 15:17 to Paris) and Bruno Gouery (“Doc Martin”). Recurring cast members include Kate Walsh (“The Umbrella Academy”), William Abadie (Resident Evil: Extinction) and Arnaud Viard (Clara et Moi).

“MTV Studios and I couldn’t hope for a more perfect home for ‘Emily in Paris’ than Netflix. With their international reach, we are excited to share ‘Emily’ with audiences around the world,” Star said in a statement.