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The Dartmouth
June 23, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

Beyond the Bubble

In the week ahead, the world is returning to a common theme that we all know and love the classic love story, only reinvented. From Broadway to the runway, the public can look forward to a handful of new romantic releases this week.

Opening on Broadway, "Marry Me a Little" observes the Saturday-night escapades of two young and single New Yorkers, separated only by floorboards and a ceiling in cramped studio apartments.

Later this week, director James Ponsoldt will be releasing his version of the romantic comedy "Smashed" (2012), featuring a young couple whose penchant for wild partying lands them in serious trouble. The film follows the young couple's struggle toward a life of sobriety, all while struggling to maintain their rocky relationship.

The CW will also be premiering a remake of the 1987 series "Beauty and the Beast." In this version, homicide detective Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk) crosses paths with love interest Dr. Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan), who was thought to have died in Afghanistan in 2002 and has been hiding for the past 10 years.

Perhaps the public will always succumb to the classic story. The reinvented love story garners a crowd-pleasing appeal and undeniably touches on a universal theme that will never die, no matter a person's age or upbringing. At the end of the day, I suppose we are all suckers for the classic love story.