5 Rom-Coms We Fell in Love With, But Critics Hated 

5 Rom-Coms We Fell in Love With, But Critics Hated 
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These romantic comedies have received devastating reviews from critics, but time has shown that they were not all that bad (quite the opposite, in fact).

Critics are smart and experienced people with good taste who have reviewed almost every movie in the world. But movies are not made just for them, or the studios would have gone bankrupt long ago. And the opinions of critics and ordinary viewers are sometimes very different.

1. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Andie, a journalist, gets an assignment from the editor-in-chief: write an article about how to lose a guy in 10 days. Almost immediately, the right man appears: it turns out to be an ad man, Ben.

The critically acclaimed rom-com has a mere 42% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics were put off by the movie's "stupid" premise and how unsympathetic it makes the main characters.

2. Because I Said So

Because I Said So follows Daphne as she takes matters into her own hands by introducing her daughter Milly to men she thinks are better for her. When Milly finds out about her mother's meddling, it causes problems in their relationship and in her personal life.

Critics gave Because I Said So scathing reviews, claiming it was unfunny and boring. Many viewers disagree, believing that this romantic comedy with a great cast is a meaningful and touching look at the relationship between mother and daughter.

3. Sweet Home Alabama

Sweet Home Alabama begins with Melanie's engagement to a successful man from New York. But before she can tie the knot, she must return home to divorce her first husband, Jake.

Some critics claim that Sweet Home Alabama is one of the worst rom-coms of the 2000s. Despite these reviews, the movie has a dedicated fan base that loves the simple charm of the story.

4. The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth is a classic romance about the battle of the sexes. When TV producer Abby is forced to include Mike and his take on male-female dynamics in her show, a strange alliance develops between the two.

Critics' harsh reviews haven't stopped viewers from discovering the charm and humor of this romantic comedy. Butler and Heigl make for a hilarious duo, entertaining audiences with typical rom-com brawls.

5. The Proposal

The proposal centers on Margaret, who blackmails her assistant Andrew into acting as her fiancé when she faces deportation. In return, Andrew persuades Margaret to visit his home in Alaska as a condition for agreeing to a fake relationship.

Despite negative reviews from critics with 45% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, The Proposal is considered one of the most iconic rom-coms of the 2000s.