EW Rom-Com Master Post: 11 (5) Most Iconic Rom-Com dance breakouts, dresses, kisses, & living costs.



-She's All That (1999)


-Was choreographed by Adam Shankman in two hours last minute.


-The Wedding Planner (2001)



-13 Going on 30 (2004)


-The cast practiced for over five hours performing the dance.

-Trainwreck (2015)


“On Bill Hader’s coverage, nobody was dancing but he had to react as if we were, so I surprised him and full out did the dance for his reaction shot. And you can see him getting emotional. It was really sweet. It’s something that I will never ever forget.”

Love Actually (2003)


“He had planned where he turns and what goes where, so the fact that he didn’t want to do it didn’t mean that he didn’t prepare for it.” (Richard Curtis on Hugh Grant)





1. Andie (Kate Hudson) in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) wearing that iconic yellow Calvin Klein dress with Harry Winston jewelry



2. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) in Clueless (1991)

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3. Andie (Molly Ringwald) in Pretty in Pink (1986)



"She wanted to be the Madonna — the strapless with the full skirt. [But] everybody else was doing that. She’s unique. She is not one of those girls." (Molly in real life hated the dress)

4. Gabrielle Union (Eva (Gabrielle Union) in Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

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-The dress is unfussy but not too showy, also marks her character's arc from someone shy to someone who grows in her own skin.

5. Vivian (Julia Roberts) in Pretty Woman (1990)







1. The Princess Diaries (2001)




-The foot pop turning the lights on was a surprise and not in the script so his reaction was genuine.

2. Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)



-Having her in her underwear was a last minute addition, and Renee thought it would be funny.

3. Never Been Kissed (1999)

-The actual filming wasn't great during this scene b/c Drew was sick and the pressure to do this well, but with good editing and score it worked.







1. Crazy Rich Asians

Emerald Ring: Michelle Yeoh's own b/c the original one was ugly: $45,000
Peik Lin’s 2018 Audi R8 Spyder: $175,000
Rachel’s blue Marchesa gown: $1,095
Getaway to a private island in Indonesia: $3,000 per person
The Sarkies Suite at the Raffles Hotel: $7,500/night
Two first-class tickets from New York to Singapore: $21,000

Total: $252,595

2. The Holiday
Amanda’s house: $12 million
First-class tickets from Los Angeles to London: $7,500
Iris’ house: $900,000

Total: $12,975,000

3. 13 Going on 30

Jenna’s Fifth Avenue apartment: $5 million (or $10,000 per month to rent)
A closet full of Manolos: $995 per shoe
One Gucci purse: $1,800
Matt’s West Village apartment: $5,000/month ($60,000 per year)

Total: $5,062,795


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