Five Upcoming Rom-Coms That Promise To Make Us Laugh And Melt Our Hearts In 2022

From Somebody I Used to Know to The Lost City, here are five upcoming rom-coms that we looking forward to in 2022.

Jayeesha Taneja
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There's nothing more comforting than tuning into a rom-com on a day that you are feeling low, whether you are all alone or in the company of a loved one. A good rom-com not only has a rewatch quality (of multiple times, mind you) but also makes you smile and feel good no matter how little you are invested in viewing it.

A lot of us have returned to watching rom-coms over the past few years, marred by the pandemic, to help us stay cheerful and feel better about our gloomy circumstances. But there has been a downside- we haven't been privy to any new films in this genre that have managed to click and make their way onto our must-watch or rewatch list. Could that change with 2022 though?

Here are five upcoming rom-coms in 2022 that promise to be joyride that we will revisit again and again:

Somebody I Used to Know

Alison Brie, as Ally, leads this story about a workaholic woman who returns to her hometown and spends the night remembering her relationship with her ex-boyfriend. Brie has co-written this film with actor Dave Franco, who is also her husband. Franco has also directed this Amazon original film, which also features Julie Hagerty, Haley Joel Osment, Amy Sedaris, Danny Pudi, Zoe Chao, Evan Jonigkeit, Olga Merediz, Ayden Mayeri and Kelvin Yu.


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Finally, the true legends of Hollywood Julia Roberts and George Clooney are reuniting on-screen for the fourth time to turn our hearts into mush. The story follows the life of a divorced couple that teams up and travel to Bali to stop their teenage daughter from rushing into an unwise marriage, a mistake they think they made 25 years ago. The production would make use of the Whitsunday Islands, standing in for Bali, while other locations would include Brisbane and the nearby Gold Coast.

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Hollywood's the first mainstream rom-com with an entirely LGBTQ cast, Bros stars Monica Raymund, Jim Rash, Luce Macfarlane in the lead. The film's script has been penned by comedian and actor Billy Eichner who also takes the lead role in this hilarious story of two men with commitment issues, trying to make their relationship work. An LGBTQ+ cast, where the principal heterosexual roles are played by queer performers, what more do you want to see?


The Lost City


The rom-com ">starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum filling the lead roles, accompanied by an ensemble that includes Brad Pitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Patti Harrison, and Oscar Nunez promises a dose of romance and adventure. The film follows a reclusive romance novelist Loretta Sage on a book tour with her conventionally handsome cover model who has internalised the lead character of Sage's series. When Sage is kidnapped by a millionaire who wants her help to discover a lost city, Alan sees it as a chance to save her and thus prove his worth.

Fire Island

A rom-com inspired by the all-time-favourite Pride and Prejudice, but with Gen-Z sensibilities, the film features James Scully, Margaret Cho and Conrad Ricamora. The story follows a pair of best friends, who set out to have a legendary week-long summer vacation, powered by cheap rosé and a group of eclectic friends. It makes the most familiar things unrecognisable. Need to add that to our bucket list!

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