Four Criteria for a Great Romantic Film

Romantic films are timeless. Everyone has their own favorite romantic movie. Most of the time, romantic films serve the purpose, for the most part, as an escape. One thing these films do is they keep the idea of ​​romance alive. No matter how happy or tragic the ending, romance films are loved by viewers for entertaining them and keeping their dreams alive.

Ini menimbulkan pertanyaan .. apa yang membuat film romantis yang hebat? Ada beberapa aktor dan aktris yang hebat untuk film romantis dan beberapa yang tidak. Ada beberapa cerita yang sangat luar biasa dan ada beberapa cerita yang membuat Anda bertanya-tanya siapa yang membuatnya menjadi yang pertama. Saya percaya bahwa setidaknya ada empat kriteria film romantis yang hebat

1. Kesukaan dari Prospek

Pertama dan terpenting, pemeran utama dalam film harus ‘menyenangkan’, artinya target penonton mencintai mereka dan percaya bahwa mereka adalah sepasang kekasih atau bisa menjadi kekasih dalam kehidupan nyata. Yang berarti bahwa mereka harus memiliki chemistry di antara mereka. Ketika chemistry ada, itu membuat interaksi dalam film menyenangkan dan dapat dipercaya. Dan penting bagi penonton untuk menyukai lead agar mereka ‘mendapatkan’ film tersebut.

It was this factor that made Meg Ryan the queen of romantic comedies in the late 80’s/early 90’s. His two main appearances in ‘When Harry Meets Sally’ and ‘Sleepless In Seattle’, paired with two great leading men, Billy Crystal and Tom Hanks, were the main tour de force. In both films, he ‘clicked’ with both, which made the film a critical and commercial success.

2. Simple and Clear Storyline

Another important criterion is the storyline. It should be simple and clear, so that the audience can understand what is happening in the film, which means, who is falling in love and what the situation is. Romantic films are not a good reason to do a plot twist and turn because it will turn off the audience because it will interfere with the audience’s enjoyment of the romance. An example of a good storyline is the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, in 2005. The film does an excellent job of portraying the romance of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Darcy, showing the ‘game’ that each other plays until they fall in love in the end.

3. Location / Movie Background

The role of film locations and backgrounds is to support and enhance romantic films. It’s not very important but it plays a role. Background refers to the cast that surrounds the main character, for example, family members or office friends. Movie location refers to the movie location. Usually, it’s the location of the film that embellishes the romance. An example of a great film backdrop is the cast of Four Weddings and a Funeral. In the film, Charles’ eclectic friends praise his ‘adventure’ in pursuing Carrie. Examples of good film locations are the Venice and Positano locations in Only You, starring Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey, where they make the romance in the film magical, with majestic location scenes, Italian language and songs.

4. Amazing Movie Song / Soundtrack

And finally, the killer criterion is the song or movie soundtrack, as it enhances and reminds the viewer of the romantic movie experience. Usually, it will be a pop song sung by a popular artist and top the charts. A vivid example is the song “My Heart Will Go On” sung by Celine Dion from the movie Titanic. The song serves as the killer hook that drives the film’s success and helps the commercial success of the film’s soundtrack and the film itself. In films, songs usually appear as short music clips or serve as background instrumentals.

So, those are the four criteria that I think are good to be made into a romance film. There may be others but these are the four main criteria and when all four criteria appear in a romance film, it is almost certain that the film becomes a commercial and critical hit.

Azmir Ismail likes to watch romantic movies, especially romantic comedies. Her favorite romantic movie is Four Weddings And A Funeral, which she watches at least once a month 😀 She writes her review of romantic films at.

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