Who doesn't like movies about two humans falling head over heels in love with each other? Sure, they're dizzyingly predictable, but that's part of the fun. However, it also makes them sitting ducks for satire, so, if you watched Anne Hathaway and James Corden's rom-com skit on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Thursday, April 20, you might be asking yourself which rom-coms, specifically, it was taking aim at.
The five minute short featured all the love-themed bangers, from Bonnie Tyler's "I Need A Hero" to Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" to "Just A Friend" by Biz Markie. But, more than that, it was a smorgasbord of incredibly familiar moments. So was the skit referencing one movie in particular (as with the toothbrushing moment), or just recycling tropes so tired you can think of five rom-coms that use them just off the top of your head (as with the airport sequence)? Let's explore.
Warning: the below will be full of schmalzy moments. If you have a low tolerance for excessive displays of romance, then please make sure you take regular breaks for eye-rolling and texting your best friend "Like that would ever happen in real life :/".