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Perhaps no genre of film has as low a rate of return as the romantic comedy. Even horror films have the occasional subversive festival gem to prop up fan interest every so often, but serious fans of the rom-com are reduced to getting their jollies from the amiable, but botched likes of "Crazy Stupid Love" and "The Five-Year Engagement," films which are no great shakes, but look like masterpieces compared to stuff like "Something Borrowed" and "New Years Eve," that makes up most of the films of this type. We're a long way from "When Harry Met Sally," or even "Bridget Jones' Diary." But things are looking up; "Silver Linings Playbook," a smart and genuinely funny entry into the genre, is in theaters now, and now the trailer for one of 2013's early attempts has arrived, and touch wood, it looks pretty good: Yahoo UK have premiered the trailer »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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