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Runaway Starlets

Why don’t modern A-list actresses do rom-coms anymore?

IN THE BEGINNING, we had Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan. Roberts, often referred to as “America’s Sweetheart,” lent her girl-next-door star power to hits like Pretty Woman, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Runaway Bride, and Notting Hill. Ryan gave the genre When Harry Met Sally

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