Romantic comedies aren’t exactly known for being the most realistic of movies. The way people fall in love so easily and how it all ends well in the end, it’s almost fiction or science fiction. I think Star Wars has more realism than romantic comedies.
One of the things that rarely makes sense in romantic comedies is how successful everyone seems to be. If you’re not a doctor, you’ve somehow failed in life – which is also why you don’t find true love. With success often comes a list of jobs that almost no one does in the real world. Either it’s an exclusive job that only a handful of people do, or it’s not an actual job but the movie decided to turn it into one. Let’s take a look at some of the worst of these jobs below.
Think about it, how many architects do you know? You usually meet one of them when building a house, and you don’t see them afterwards unless you get a second opinion on your house. It is a line of business that specializes in a lot of unemployment. Given how one architect can easily handle multiple projects and not everyone has the luxury of being able to build their own home, it makes sense that there will only be a handful of them. And there are plenty of romantic comedies that feature the stars of successful architects: The Lake House, Three to Tango, The Last Kiss, Sleepless in Seattle, Love Actually, Just Like Heaven, (500) Days of Summer, … these alone are probably more Architects are successful in them from most small countries!
musician or instrumentalist Again, successful musicians aren’t all really popular – and they usually have very little difficulty finding someone to start a relationship with. But in a romantic comedy it somehow makes you feel sad for this successful musician who somehow can’t find true love. It is often used as a ploy to make a character appear more delicate than the writing staff are capable of, and the list of films that use this specific function is almost endless: Music and Songs, Love Actually, The Wedding Singer, New Year’s Eve, … and let’s not forget Almost every music, where in some way every main character is a singer or wants to be one. They fall in love with someone else who is either a singer or wants to be one. Everyone is a first-rate musician, basically.
library owner How many libraries are left now? It has become very, very rare since the start of a business plan that says it’s futile in the current era of e-commerce, but some romantic comedies like You’ve Got Mail, Nothing Hill, Funny Face make us believe that not only bookstores still exist, but that they are. Successful! Characters who own a bookstore are usually seen as quirky and clever.
Guard Even in big cities, bells are hard to handle. But there are some shows like Sex and the City that made us believe in the popularity of this job. Movies like Made of Honor, When in Rome, and Love Actually (everyone really hits this movie) are also on the list of criminals. I didn’t even know the bouncer was such a touching thing before I saw romantic comedies. It seems that this profession is mostly used to give the person an intelligent and artistic personality. I’d be more inclined to describe it as lucky, considering how likely you are to get a job in this type of work.
TV Producer Although women are not well represented in the media world and hold high-end jobs, romantic comedies believe that most television producers are women. You have Morning Glory, Knocked Up, The Switch, and a lot of other movies where the main female character is a TV producer or at least someone who has a very important job in the TV world. It helps make them appear professionally motivated, which is often the biggest sure reason why they can’t maintain the relationship. Because women can’t have jobs and be happy, you know.
Magazine Editor If you frequently read magazines, it’s hard to imagine this stuff being edited in the first place. In the surreal world of romantic comedies, magazine editors seem to be everywhere. And they’re busy too! They are actually working hard to edit the famous bajeezus from those magazines. There are magazine editors at Friends with Benefits, 13 Going on 30, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Brown Sugar. The only thing about this job is that it seems – at least according to romantic comedies – to be divided equally between men and women.