45 episodes

Rom Bombs is a podcast where two childhood best friends chat about bad romantic comedies. Follow along with E and J's bafflement, outrage, and grudging appreciation as they recap rom-coms and save you from having to actually watch them.

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Rom Bombs is a podcast where two childhood best friends chat about bad romantic comedies. Follow along with E and J's bafflement, outrage, and grudging appreciation as they recap rom-coms and save you from having to actually watch them.

    Ep 40 - One Small Hitch

    Ep 40 - One Small Hitch

    We're going indie for the big four-oh! In this episode, we discuss "One Small Hitch," the 2013 small-budget romcom that's almost good. Join us as we pinpoint the moments it gets right and the moments where it veers off course. Talking points include: mystery pills, our love of the "fake relationship" trope, how not to get sex-trafficked at the airport, the Jewish version of "blackface," what "The Big C" could stand for, and accidental nude encounters.

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Music: "Our Big Adventure" by scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 39 - He's All That

    Ep 39 - He's All That

    Netflix made a gender-swapped version of the teen classic "She's All That," and you'd better believe we watched it. Join us as we discuss "He's All That," asking a wide range of questions including:

    -Does Addison Rae's TikTok dancing fame translate into a strong on-screen acting presence? (Spoiler: no)
    -What constitutes a good promposal?
    -Why did they write a movie about an influencer without bothering to do even a modicum of research about the influencing economy?
    -Horses — how do they work?
    -Is it possible to replicate the magic of She's All That's infamous synchronized dance number? (Spoiler: no to this one too)

    Come for the cinematic critiques; stay for J's utter disbelief at E's lack of pop culture knowledge.

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Music: "Our Big Adventure" by scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep 38 - Resort to Love

    Ep 38 - Resort to Love

    In this episode we tackle the new Netflix original romcom "Resort to Love," a movie we both... actually liked! Christina Milian (of "Falling Inn Love" fame) returns, this time joined by a staggeringly winsome Sinqua Walls and a bafflingly out-of-place Jay Pharoah. Tune in to listen to us discuss proper hiking apparel, karaoke etiquette, gecko romance, and emoji acting. Then take a trip to Mauritius, because it looks really beautiful.

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Music: "Our Big Adventure" by scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    BONUS: Two Weeks Notice LIVE COMMENTARY!

    BONUS: Two Weeks Notice LIVE COMMENTARY!

    Have you ever wanted to watch a movie with us? Well, now you can! We were recently together in the same room and took the opportunity to record a live commentary track for the 2002 Sandra Bullock/Hugh Grant classic "Two Weeks Notice." Just cue up the movie and press play when we tell you to, and you'll get to hear all of our thoughts on "woman orders takeout" scenes, conniving romcom redheads, some confusing costuming and hairstyling choices, and That Infamous Traffic Scene. You could also listen to this without watching the movie, but you might be somewhat confused, and bored during our long silences.

    You can rent the movie, find it at your local library, or if you have a VPN you can watch it on Netflix France. (There are probably also some technically illegal ways to find the movie, but we can't explicitly advocate for that.)

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Music: "Our Big Adventure" by scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Ep 37 - What a Girl Wants

    Ep 37 - What a Girl Wants

    It’s summertime, and that can only mean one thing: it’s teen comedy time! This time we discuss “What a Girl Wants,” the 2003 Amanda Bynes vehicle wherein she plays an ordinary American teen who finally meets her aristocratic British dad (Colin Firth) and just doesn’t fit in. You might call it a “fish out of water” scenario, but that incorrectly implies that there is a milieu in which Amanda Bynes’s character would be at home. It’s more like a “fish out of water but also the fish is allergic to water and falls down a lot” scenario.

    Join us as we discuss more bad New Yawk accents, Colin Firth dancing in leather pants, a daughter who clearly inherited her total lack of situational awareness from her mother, Colin Firth dancing in leather pants, a musical Chekhov’s gun that never goes off, an uncomfortably romantic father-daughter reunion, and Colin Firth dancing in leather pants. Did we mention that Colin Firth dances in leather pants in this movie?

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Music: "Our Big Adventure" by scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep 36 - New in Town

    Ep 36 - New in Town

    We're back, baby! With worse audio quality than ever! E messed up her audio inputs so it sounds like she's recording at the bottom of a well, and J got a new microphone and is still adjusting. But you won't care about our sonic peccadilloes once we dig into "New in Town," the 2009 romcom that, like an Olympic diver scoring perfect tens, made no splash whatsoever. Renee Zellweger is the workaholic city girl who moves to a small Minnesota town, and Harry Connick Jr. is the laid-back country boy who teaches her how to loosen up, via hunting trips, tapioca fights, and telling her that his wife is dead.

    How do unions work? Why would a dairy company be headquartered in Miami? We don't know, and neither does this movie.

    Follow us on Twitter @rombombs
    Theme music: "Our Big Adventure" by scottholmesmusic.com

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Amazingly funny and insightful podcast!

I love this podcast and these two ladies so much. They are hilarious and brilliant and their back and forth is great. You can definitely tell they are childhood best friends, and as you listen you’ll wish they were your childhood best friends too! As advertised, they analyze bad romantic comedies and “save you from having to actually watch them”. They also offer broader insights on writing quality, gender, diversity, and other issues. They don’t always agree but debates are fun and full of banter. They’re great role models for how to have respectful discussion with differing perspectives while also not taking themselves (or each other) too seriously. This is definitely one of my favorite podcasts and every time a new episode drops and I hear the peppy opening music, it makes my day. More episodes please!

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