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After recent hits ‘Set It Up’ and ‘The Kissing Booth,’ a look at the enduring appeal of rom-coms

Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell
Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell star in “Set It Up,” which premiered June 15th on Netflix.
(KC Baily / AP)

Timed to Netflix’s recent wave of new romantic comedies (see “Set It Up,” “The Kissing Booth” and “Ibiza”), Los Angeles Times reporters discuss the timeless appeal of rom-coms, why they are the perfect movies for summer, and how these types of movies and their inherent charm let actors become stars.

READ MORE: How ‘The Kissing Booth’ became a pop culture sensation (even if critics hated it) »


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