Cinema: He Loves, She Loves, We Love

The problem with romantic comedy has never been getting the lovers together. The trick is to keep two people, obviously meant for each other, apart until they--and we--are crazed with frustration. But in the modern world, all the traditional barriers--most notably class distinctions--are breached all the time. There is apparently nothing to keep the boy from getting the girl for more than about two reels of a movie.

Nothing, that is, but the most obviously addling issue of all, the one that obsessively preoccupies everyone, namely celebrity. Why no one up to now has thought to use fame as true...

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