Romantic Comedy Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Favorite Romantic Comedies  

Renee Engelberth
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List Rules Upvote the plot holes that are so bad they almost ruin the movie for you.

The world’s obsession with romantic comedy movies, coupled with Hollywood’s greed, sometimes causes filmmakers to churn out rom-coms so fast that plot holes run rampant - so much so that “plot holes” and “rom-com” are practically synonymous.

 Most of the time romantic comedy plot holes are unrecognizable, but sometimes they're so hilariously silly that nobody cares about them one way or another. The rest of the time they add that much more charm to the film. No matter what the case, the worst rom-com plot holes are listed below, and need your votes! Vote up the biggest and most distracting plot holes in romance films, or vote down any that you can forgive.


Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Favorite Romantic Comedies
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Film: Beauty and the Beast

At the beginning of the beloved animated classic Beauty and the Beast, we are told that the Prince is cursed by an enchantress when he refuses to give her shelter and show her kindness. But if you do the math – Lumiere says the castle has been under the spell for 10 years and the prologue states that the rose will start to wilt when the Beast is 21 – that means this witch is cursing an 11 year old for being rude.

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The Mummy Returns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Favorite Romantic Comedies
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Film: The Mummy Returns

The first Mummy film begins in the year 1923, where we see Rick O’Connell’s (Brendan Fraser) first encounter with the Mummy. Three years later, in 1926, he meets the woman who will be his wife, Rachel Weisz’s Evie. The Mummy Returns begins in 1933, seven years after the end of the first film. If their son is eleven in the movie, that means he would have been born four years before Rick and Evie first met.

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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Favorite Romantic Comedies
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Film: Edward Scissorhands

One of the more lovely moments in Tim Burton’s modern fairytale Edward Scissorhands is watching Johnny Depp’s eponymous hero carve an angel out of ice. After he is excommunicated from his dreamy Florida neighborhood, he hides in the mansion on the hill, carving more ice sculptures. But if he lives in such a warm state and never interacts with other people, where is he getting all of that ice?

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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Favorite Romantic Comedies
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Film: Wedding Crashers

When Sack becomes suspicious of John and Jeremy in Wedding Crashers, he calls up a friend and asks for him to do a background check on the brothers. But considering he only had their fake last name, there is no way Sack’s friend would have been able to find out they were wedding crashers, especially in such a short amount of time.

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