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What Netflix’s Nancy Meyers drama says about the state of the Hollywood rom-com

16 March, 2023

On paper, Nancy Meyers’ ambitious in-the-works Netflix movie seemed to have all the ingredients of a classic Hollywood romantic comedy.

A semi-autobiographical plot about a filmmaking duo falling in and out of love; A-listers, including Scarlett Johansson, expected to star; and Meyers herself, known for box-office hits including “The Holiday” and “Something’s Gotta Give.”

But the film’s ample budget — itself a throwback to the peak of the genre’s commercial powers in the ‘90s and 2000s — proved too much for Netflix. The film was reportedly set to cost well more than $100 million to produce, a scale normally seen in action spectacles, not meet-cutes.

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