The rom com: you either love it or you hate it. There is definitely no in-between when it comes to films about running through the airport to confess your love. I’ve always had a weird relationship with this type of movie. I like romance as much as the next girl but can’t take cheesy dialogue and fake obstacles. These movies are basically designed to make you want two people to end up together but it’s painfully obvious that of course they will. That’s where anti-romcoms comes in. Here are five films to watch on February 14, whether you have a Valentine of your own or not.
1. Life Partners
Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs could be you and your BFF in this witty, clever movie that flew under the radar in 2014. They share everything from secrets to sleepovers¦ until Seth Cohen (or, um, Adam Brody) comes along and dates one of them. It’s a sweet friendship love story that really isn’t about who ends up with who when the end credits roll. Grab your best friend and watch this one, preferably with lots of sour candy. It is Valentine’s Day, after all.