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How well do you know your Rom-Coms?

How well do you know your Rom-Coms?
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Most of the young women out there must have fawned over Julia Robert’s red gown in the “Pretty Woman”, or were hoping for another Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks romantic comedy to hit the theaters. If you grew up watching rom-coms and paid attention to every intrinsic detail, then this quiz can test your knowledge of the most popular rom-coms of all times. So, go ahead, take this quiz and find out if you're a true rom-com lover.

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Which opera do Vivian and Edward go to see in “Pretty Woman?”

Vivian and Edward go to watch “La Traviata” which is an opera about a courtesan who falls in love with a wealthy man. Though Vivian doesn’t understand the opera, towards the end, it leaves her in tears.

In which movie did a movie star fall in love with a bookseller?

In “Notting Hill”, Julia Roberts plays one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood and she falls for a humble bookstore owner, Hugh Grant. After a lot of struggle, she wins him over with one of the most sensational dialogs ever— “Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”’

The 90s classic rom-com “10 Things I Hate About You” is based on which Shakespearean play?

This classic rom-com is based on Shakespeare’s popular play “The Taming of the Shrew.” The movie’s plot borrows heavily from this play, and the feisty Kat (Julia Stiles) is the manifestation of the acid-tongue heroine of the play, Kate. And, Heath Ledger plays Petruchio, with whom Kate falls in love.

Which of these Christmas rom-coms tells multiple stories?

“Love Actually” is a British rom-com that has multiple storylines that lead-up to Christmas. Some of these stories are sad, some sweet, some silly, and some have happy endings.

In “The Wedding Singer”, Robbie (Adam Sandler) gives his elderly neighbor singing lessons and she cooks something for him as payback. What does she cook?

Robbie gives Grandma Rosie singing lessons and she repays him by cooking the quintessential tasty Italian dish — meatballs.

The popular rom-com pair, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks starred together in two hit rom-coms – “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail”. Which was the third film that they starred in together?

In addition to “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail”, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks starred in “Joe Versus the Volcano.” In fact, this was the first rom-com they starred in together.

Bradley Cooper and Zooey Deschanel play BFFs to the lead couple in which movie?

Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper play the role of witty besties to Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey’s characters in “Failure to Launch.”

Which is the highest-grossing rom-com film to date?

The popular rom-com “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” bags the title of the highest-grossing rom-com film with a lifetime gross of $241,438,208.

Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant starred in which classic rom-com movie?

“Bringing Up Baby” is a romantic comedy that starred the dynamic duo of Grant and Hepburn. This movie falls in the 1930s rom-com subgenre of screwball comedy.

In which of these rom-coms does the actor play a piece of music that was composed by himself to woo the leading character?

The lead actor, Richard Gere, plays the piano for Julia Robert’s character in the movie “Pretty Woman.” This piece was composed by Gere himself.

Which reel-life rom-com couple became a real-life couple since 1983?

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn fell in love while shooting for “Swing Shift” in 1983 and are still one of Hollywood’s most romantic couples.

Which famous rom-com features the now-famous phrase “as you wish?”

In “The Princess Bride”, Buttercup falls madly in love with Westley when she realizes that when he said “as you wish”, he meant “I love you.” In fact, the pair were separated for a few years but realized their love for each other with this simple phrase.

Which of these rom-coms centers around a playboy bunny?

The movie “House Bunny” is centered around a big-hearted but ditzy Shelly (Anna Faris) who is kicked out of the Playboy mansion. She soon becomes a part of a failing sorority and helps them revive their sorority house.

On which karaoke song does Cameron Diaz perform disastrously in the movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding?”

Cameron Diaz’s character Kimmy croaks along to “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.” In fact, Diaz has to sing it for real on set.

Which of these rom-coms is based on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice?”

“Bridget Jones Diary” is based on Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” and has an actual Mr. Darcy, whereas, Bridget (Renee Zellweger) is anything but as headstrong as Elizabeth Bennet.

Which of these rom-coms travels back in time to the roaring 20s?

“Midnight In Paris” is a rom-com starring Owen Wilson that takes place in two different time periods. He accidentally travels through time to the roaring 20s when he takes a stroll alone one evening.

Which of these rom-com begins with a divorce?

Reese Witherspoon plays Melanie Smooter who divorces her husband Jake Perry and adopts the surname “Carmichael” when she moves to New York.

Which of these rom-coms involves the female protagonists re-visiting her exes?

When Ally (Anna Farris) realizes that the number of relationships she’s been is higher than any of her friends, she decides to revisit all her exes hoping to reconcile as she didn’t want her number to go up.

Which rom-com wraps up in New Year’s Eve?

The classic rom-com “When Harry Met Sally” ends on New Year’s Eve in an iconic scene with one of the greatest rom-com speeches of all time.

In which movie does swapping houses for Christmas helps the female leads find their true love?

Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Iris (Kate Winslet) are both unlucky in love, but they meet their perfect match when they switch houses for Christmas.

Which of these movies is based on Jane Austen’s popular novel “Emma?”

“Clueless” is based on Jane Austen’s “Emma” and is a teen rom-com where Cher (the lead) and her rich friends make it their project to make over and set up the new girl at school. However, things don’t work out as she plans and this is what makes it the ultimate teen matchmaker comedy.

In which of these rom-coms does the leading lady have no short-term memory?

In “50 First Dates”, Adam Sandler’s character Henry falls in love with Drew Barrymore’s Lucy. After having a perfect date, he tries to woo her but realizes that she was in an accident that left her with no short-term memory.

In which of these rom-coms do the leads pretend to get married for the female lead’s green card?

In “The Proposal”, Sandra Bullock’s character is about to be deported to Canada. So, she ropes in her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) for this fake marriage.

Which of these rom-coms made the boombox iconic?

“Say Anything” is a popular rom-com from the 80s which features one of the most iconic scenes in the history of romcom: Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) stands in front of his ex-girlfriend’s (Ione Skye) window, holding up a boombox and playing their song.

In which rom-com does the female lead, who is a teen, time travels to the future?

In “13 Going on 30”, 13-year old Jenna Rink wishes to be a glamorous magazine editor when she grows up. After a horrible birthday party, she wakes up to find that she’s grown up and living her dream.

Which of these rom-coms are set to Abba songs?

“Mamma Mia” is a romantic musical comedy that becomes a hit owing to its engaging story and the incredibly catchy music of Abba. The movie takes place on a gorgeous Greek island where the leading lady is planning to get married.

In which of these movies does the male lead develop psychic powers?

In “What Women Want”, the main lead (Mel Gibson) develops psychic powers—he can read women’s minds— and this power puts into motions several situations where he falls in love with the new female ad executive who was initially his rival.

Which of these wedding-day rom-coms features a love triangle?

The plot revolves around a simmering romance between two long-time friends, and Julia Roberts’ character finally realizes that she’s in love with her best friend after he gets engaged to someone else.

In which rom-com does the leading lady try persistently to get dumped?

In “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, Kate Hudson’s character tries everything to break up with Matthew McConaughey’s character for her magazine, while he tries everything to prevent the breakup for his own agenda. However, eventually, they fall in love.

In which of these rom-coms is the leading lady always a bridesmaid?

In “27 Dresses” Katherine Heigl’s character Jane is always the bridesmaid and never the bride. And, to make matters worse, she has to be her sister’s bridesmaid who is getting married to the man she is secretly in love with.


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