Netflix has released new data that shows that 40% of South African Netflix subscribers enjoy romantic comedies.
With this in mind, the streaming giant has expanded it’s romcom offering with four new films to join some of the most watched romantic comedies on the South African service.
But far from being your typical “boy meets girl” – these new additions to the slate tell a deeper story. They tell diverse stories of true friendship, unconventional romance, female empowerment and self love.
The Perfect Date
The first welcome addition to the slate, which landed early in April, is The Perfect Date. It follows the story of Brooks Rattigan who decide to make extra money on the side by being the ‘perfect boyfriend.’
Together with his programmer friend Murph, Brooks launches an app selling himself as a plus-one for all occasions. Along the way, he meets the girl of his dreams. He faces a dilemma when his business starts to boom.
Netflix also bring us Someone Great, the ultimate romantic comedy. It takes us on a journey as aspiring music journalist Jenny moves to San Francisco and lands her dream job at an iconic magazine.
Instead of giving a long-distance relationship a tried, he boyfriends calls it quits. In an attemp to get over him, Jenny decides to have one last girl’s out on the town with her friends before the leaves for San Francisco.
Showcasing a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood.
The Last Summer
Then there’s The Last Summer, a romcom tht will take you on a journey of love. It follows a group of recent high school graduates as they navigate their way through their final summer before taking off for college.
The students wrestle with lost love and heartbreak, form friendships in unexpected circumstances, and take greater control in their relationships with their parents.
They ultimately decide who they will be and what they will do as they stand on the precipice of adulthood. One of those feel-good movies that will keep you starry-eyed for days after watching it.
Always Be My Maybe
Ali Wong, Randall Park and Keanu Reeves team up in Always Be My Maybe. This one only lands on Netlix on 31 May but let’s tease you with the trailer in the mean time.
The film is a tale of childhood sweethearts who have a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years. They reconnect as adults and all the old sparks are still there, but can they adapt to each other’s world?