Richard Brody on “The Other Woman” and the troubling power of romantic comedies: http://nyr.kr/1rrMPCT
“The story’s underlying symbolic power remains untapped. But maybe that very power suggests why romantic comedy is the genre most prone to distortions and deceptions, why it’s the one that offers the greatest temptation to sugarcoat and cut corners: because it’s all about identity, the stories it tells are the ones that people tell themselves about themselves. Its revelations are the most troubling, and its clichés are the most comforting.”
Photograph: Twentieth Century Fox
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