“Rom-coms are great at telling women that there’s something wrong with us, and that’s why we can’t find love. After all, think of all the rom-coms that you love: Pretty Woman, Notting Hill, Sex and the City, Grease. In all of those films, the heroine usually has to change something about herself—her ambition, her cynicism, her rigidity—in order to keep a man. But, of course, the man never has to change. Sure, he may be a liar, or a slacker whose ambition doesn’t match hers, but he teaches her how to truly live. And that’s why she must keep him at all costs, even if the cost is her true self.
Always Be My Maybe is not that kind of rom-com.”
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