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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 and Glen Powell star in "Set It Up," which premiered June 15th on Netflix.
Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell star in “Set It Up,” which premiered June 15th on Netflix.
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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.

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