Plot Holes That Will Ruin Your Favorite Romantic Comedies
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.
- 1229 VOTESPhoto: Wedding Crashers / New Line Cinema
Film: Wedding CrashersWhen 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.
- 2249 VOTESPhoto: Beauty and the Beast
Film: Beauty and the BeastAt 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.
- 3108 VOTESPhoto: Universal Pictures
Film: About TimeWhen Tim brings his sister back to the present after changing a crucial element of her past in About Time, she instantly has new memories of meeting a new boyfriend and having feelings for him. But if you have new future memories after changing the past, then how does Tim not know that his daughter was never born and that he has a son instead?
- 4233 VOTESPhoto: The Mummy Returns
Film: The Mummy ReturnsThe 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.
- 5144 VOTESPhoto: Jerry Maguire
Film: Jerry MaquireOn the airplane ride in the beginning of Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise’s Jerry tells the romantic tale of his marriage proposal to a fellow first class passenger while Renee Zellweger’s Dorothy eavesdrops from coach. Considering she is about 10 rows away, he is whispering, and there is the general loud whir of the airplane engine, it is unlikely she could hear anything he was saying.
- 6155 VOTESPhoto: Edward Scissorhands
Film: Edward ScissorhandsOne 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?