TV Club: No Tomorrow starts off at the end (of the world)

No Tomorrow, like any romantic comedy, is going to succeed or fail based on a pretty simple equation: Either you’re going to be charmed by these people (and be willing to follow their inevitable path toward true love) or you’re going to be frustrated by them (thus making you a lot less likely to put up with their mishaps). We spend two hours waiting for Harry and Sally to figure their lives out because, for one, the script is unbeatable, and also, because the totally unlikely romantic duo of Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal proved to be masterful comedic foils for each other. And it’s unfortunately very easy to think of romantic comedies that don’t get this right, that settle for a handful of weird tics instead of true characterization, and where the actors were cast because they’d make a nice poster together, not because …

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