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16 Rom-Com Moments That Were So Random, They Almost Ruined The Movies Entirely

The "Does Your Mother Know?" scene from Mamma Mia! was unnecessary.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share with us what rom-com movie moments felt super random and totally out of place. Here's what they had to say:


Note: Some submissions include topics of sexual assault.

1. In When Harry Met Sally..., when Sally went completely out of character and faked an orgasm in front of a bunch of strangers at Katz's Deli.

Sally faking an orgasm at the diner with Harry
Columbia Pictures

2. In To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, when Lara Jean floated down the hallway while lip-synching "Moral of the Story."

Lara Jean singing "Some mistakes get made, that's all right, that's okay" in the school hallway

3. And at the end of the movie, when Lara Jean and Peter K. made out while somehow flying off into the sky.

Peter and Lara Jean kissing in the sky with music playing in the background

4. In Love Actually, when a married Juliet kissed Mark in the middle of the street after he confessed his love for her.

Universal Pictures

5. In Mean Girls, when Regina George got hit by a school bus out of absolutely nowhere.

Regina yelling "You can take that fake apology and shove it right up your hairy β€”" and getting hit by a bus
Paramount Pictures


6. In 13 Going on 30, when an older Jenna flirted with the pre-teen at the restaurant, which was a verrry problematic way to show she was still 13 years old.

Sony Pictures Releasing


7. In Mamma Mia!, when Tanya serenaded Pepper (Sky's best man) with "Does Your Mother Know?" on the beach in the most uncomfortable way.

Tanya singing to Pepper: "I can dance with you honey, if you think it's funny, but does your mother know that you're out?"
Universal Pictures


8. In My Best Friend's Wedding, when Jules took Michael and Kimmy to some random karaoke bar and shared a very musical moment, despite it being a rom-com.

Kimmy singing a song out of key at a bar, with Michael and Jules looking on
TriStar Pictures

9. In Booksmart, when Miss Fine crashed Nick's party and drank and had sex with her student, Theo.

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10. In Grease, when Sandy and Danny randomly flew off in their red car into the sky.

Sandy and Danny happily driving away in a red car in the sky
Paramount Pictures

11. In 10 Things I Hate About You, when Kat flashed her soccer coach to get Patrick out of detention.



12. In Legally Blonde, when Elle taught Paulette and the rest of the customers at the salon the "Bend and Snap" technique to get a man's attention.

Elle teaching Paulette the bend and snap, saying: "I think I dropped something on the floor that I need to pick up. So you bend... and snap!"


13. In Sex and the City, when Steve cheated on Miranda instead of talking to her about their problems, which was completely out of character for him.

Steve confessing to Miranda he cheated, saying: "You and I hadn't had sex in a really long time -- it didn't mean anything, it just happened once."
HBO Films / Warner Bros. Pictures


14. In Notting Hill, when they showed that super cringeworthy montage of Anna and Will's "happy ending."

A pregnant Anna and Will sitting outside on a park bench
Universal Pictures

15. In Love Actually, when Colin's storyline of traveling to America didn't really add any depth or romance like the rest of the stories in the movie did.

Colin standing in the airport with an American girl
Universal Pictures

16. And in Crazy, Stupid, Love, when Jessica gave nude pictures to the pre-teen she babysat as a graduation gift.

Jessica posing for a naked picture, and then giving an envelope filled with them to the pre-teen she babysat for
Warner Bros. Pictures

Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

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