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Why have romantic comedies fallen out of favor with moviegoers?

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It's a story as old as time. Boy meets girl, girl falls in love, boy and girl make a whole lot of money at the box office and suddenly boy dumps girl and never calls her back. 

OK, maybe it's not the classic story line, but it seems to be what's happening to the romantic comedy. There was a time when rom-coms ruled the box office and turned aspiring starlets into America's sweetheart. 

Today rom-coms are like yesterday's wedding cake left out in the rain. A soggy sad reminder of a love story gone bad. So who killed the romantic comedy? Amy Nicholson from LA Weekly wrote about this and joins us to discuss