In honor of Bridesmaids, an ode to the clichés of romantic comedies.
"'To make a woman adorable,' one female sucessful screenwriter says, 'you have to defeat her at the beginning… It's as simple as making the girl cry, fifteen minutes into the movie.' Relatability is based on vulnerability, which creates likeability. With male characters, smoking pot, getting drunk, and lying around watching porn is likeable; with females, the same conduct is hateful. So funny women must not only be gorgeous; they must fall down and then sob, knowing it's all their fault." — Tad Friend in The New Yorker, April 11, 2011