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Whether you have Valentine’s Day plans or not, snuggling up to watch a rom-com on Amazon Prime Video is always a fun way to spend an evening. The streaming network has everything you need to laugh, cry and yell at the hapless romantic hijinks that happen in these movies — sometimes the situations are all too absurd while other times, we can relate all too well.
Amazon Prime Video is releasing a fresh, romantic comedy just in time for cupid’s holiday. I Want You Back, starring Jenny Slate and Charlie Day, is an irreverent comedy about two strangers nursing their wounds after a breakup and deciding to ruin their exes’ new relationships. Day has some pretty good advice about why this is a very bad idea for anyone to do in real life. “You have to get right with yourself before you can get right with others,” he told the New York Daily News. “What’s great in this film is that the characters, they really have to come to terms with who they are as people and their behavior, and realize that they need to start taking care of themselves.”
So let the movie be a lesson in what not to do, but there are a few films out there that might give you tips on making a few romantic moves — try out a classic like Charade or a feel-good flick like Sleepless in Seattle. If you’re a true rom-com scholar, there’s a perfect new book out as a reading companion to your V-Day binge: From Hollywood With Love: The Rise and Fall (And Rise Again) of the Romantic Comedy by Scott Meslow, about the genre’s rich Hollywood history.
There are a ton of movies from the past that still hold up well and remind us that the rom-com never dies — it only inspires our sappy, little hearts even more.