What Is New Jersey’s Favorite Romantic Comedy?
It's Valentine's Day and if you and your bae are looking for a romantic comedy to watch, a map posted on Vox.com may help. The map shows "America's Most-Googled Romantic Comedies," broken down by state.
The Philly-based Silver Linings Playbook with Bradley Copper and Jennifer Lawrence was most-Googled in Pennsylvania. Reese Witherspoon's Sweet Home Alabama was the top choice in Alabama. And the classic Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie, Sleepless in Seattle, was #1 in Washington. Duh!
I guess the JLo/Ben Affleck bomb, Jersey Girl, could have been an obvious choice for New Jersey, but thankfully, it was not. In fact, NJ's most-Googled rom-com was a little bit of a surprise. It was the 2011 film, Friends With Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
The Critics Consensus on rottentomatoes.com says "Friends with Benefits adds nothing new to its well-worn rom-com formula, but the chemistry between Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis is almost enough to carry the movie by itself."
The map is filled with some other interesting choices, but my favorite might be Mississippi's most-Googled rom-com --- the Eddie Murphy comedy, Norbit.