According to a poll, the best romantic comedies to heal a broken heart are Bridget Jones’s Diary, Legally Blonde and The Holiday.
The study of 2,000 adults found that Singers and bridesmaids at weddings can also provide comfort after a breakup.
Other classics to make the top 10 include cult star Crazy Stupid Love and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
It also emerged that 28% have taken part in a romantic drama that doubles as a comedy, and one in 10 (11%) even believe that such films have changed expectations. their about relationships.
The research was commissioned by Costa Coffee, which has partnered with Odeon to present three top romantic comedies this autumn with free drinks from the brand.
“Clearly, watching romantic comedies with continuing protagonists can help people heal,” said Julia Foye, a spokeswoman for the coffee chain, which conducted the study.
“Our research has shown that these films can have a really positive impact and are not only relatable but also bring a smile to faces.
“While some details are more realistic than others in the plot, it’s interesting to see how effective they are in making viewers shed a tear or two and then move on.”
More than six in 10 (63%) of respondents had experienced heartbreak before, with 32% of those feeling empowered by romantic comedies following them after a breakup.
And 62% believe romantic comedies can have a positive emotional impact on the healing process.
Providing a sense of escapism, making you laugh again and being relatable are the top reasons why such films are considered to have such a positive influence.
Even though 53% believe that the depiction of relationships in these movies is unrealistic, 28% still compare their relationships to those movies.
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Such is the enjoyment of their favorite films in the genre, 46% know the plot well and 26% have rewatched it more than they’d like to admit.
And 22% still regularly shed tears when watching them according to OnePoll data.
Humor, resolution with a happy ending, and tracking character growth are considered the best elements of romantic comedies.
Sandra Ferreira, from Costa, which is expanding its range of Maple Hazel drinks, added: “This autumn we’re on a mission to encourage the nation to ditch old habits and routines and try something new.” something new.”
Top 10 romantic comedies to help overcome pain:
- Bridget Jones’s Diary
- Legally blonde
- My best friend’s wedding
- Crazy stupid Love
- Wedding singer
- How to lose a guy in 10 days
- Eat, pray, love
- First Wives Club