Female filmmakers leave lasting ‘romcom’ impact, memorable scenes

Don’t cry, Shopgirl. FF2 Media celebrates the work of female writers and directors, including their successful box office returns and critical acclaim for romantic comedies. From Nora Ephron and Nancy Meyers to Anne Fletcher and Bonnie Hunt, below is a ranking and attached script of memorable romantic comedy film scenes.

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Runaway Bride

Written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott

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10 Things I Hate About You

Written by Kirsten Smith & Karen McCullah

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27 Dresses

Written by Aline Brosh McKenna, Directed by Anne Fletcher

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The Wedding Planner

Written by Pamela Falk

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13 Going on 30

Written by Cathy Yuspa & Directed by Sharon Maguire

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Return to Me

Written & directed by Bonnie Hunt

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Clueless

Written & directed Amy Heckerling

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When Harry Met Sally

Written by Nora Ephron

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You’ve Got Mail

Written by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron

Directed by Nora Ephron

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© Brigid K. Presecky (02/14/17) FF2 Media

Photo credits [from top to bottom]:  Paramount Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Revolution Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures, Castle Rock Entertainment, Warner Bros.

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Brigid K. Presecky
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FF2 Media Vice President and Managing Editor Brigid Presecky began her career in journalism at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. In 2008, she joined FF2 Media as a part-time film critic and multimedia editor. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Bradley University, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked in development, production and publicity for Berlanti Productions, Entertainment Tonight and Warner Bros. Studios, respectively. Returning to her journalistic roots in Chicago, she is now a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and certified Rotten Tomatoes Film Critic.
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