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17 Popular Movie Characters Who Were Wrongly Mistreated In Rom-Coms

Paulette should've been the star of Legally Blonde!

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which rom-com movie characters deserved soooo much better. Here's what they had to say:

🚨Warning: spoilers ahead! 🚨

Note: Some submissions include topics of sexual assaults.

1. Lon Hammond, Jr. from The Notebook (2004)

Lon visibly upset and frustrated with Allie about her reconsidering their wedding, but respectful of her feelings. He says to her: "Ok, then so take your time and do what you need to do"

2. John Ambrose McClaren from To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)

John Ambrose and Lara Jean laughing after she slipped and fell on the candy at the nursing home

3. Kimmy Wallace from My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

Kimmy looking uncomfortable and angry with Julianne for flirting with Michael in front of her at the karaoke bar

4. Astrid Leong-Teo from Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Astrid looking away from her husband with a sad expression on her face, ready to break up with him because he's been unfaithful; Astrid's husband is visibly frustrated she wants to end things

5. Peik Lin from Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Peik Lin supporting Rachel with humor, both sitting outside. Rachel says she doesn't want to swerve like a chicken, and Peik responds with: "You're not a chicken. You gon roll up to that wedding, you gon be like bok bok, bitch"

6. Duckie from Pretty in Pink (1986)

Duckie happily walking into prom with Andie; Andie has a nervous expression on her face while looking for Blane

7. Peter from Love Actually (2003)

Peter and Juliet happily standing in a church getting married; Juliet kissing Mark outside of her apartment in the street after he confessed his love for her

8. Caroline Mulford from Sixteen Candles (1984)

Jake telling Ted: "I'll make a deal with you. Let me keep these, and I'll let you take Caroline home." Caroline is confusingly sitting in the car while Ted is asleep; her hair's cut, beer cans are everywhere, kiss marks on Ted's face

9. Isis from Bring It On (2000)

Isis talking to Torrance at the cheerleading competition, wearing her uniform, with a determined expression on her face

10. Ethan from Something Borrowed (2011)

Rachel sitting on a hotel bed, upset Dex doesn't like her: "I wanna be someone's first choice." Ethan looking the other way, sadly: "You are"

11. Louise from Sex and the City (2008)

Carrie thanking Louise in her apartment before Louise moves back down south. Carrie: "Saint Louise. You brought me back to life." Louise: "And you gave me Louis Vuitton"

12. Casey from 27 Dresses (2008)

Jane looking happily over the counter, smiling, with a coffee in her hand; Casey looks tired and disheveled, her hair and clothes messy

13. Jeff from Rumor Has It (2005)

Jeff is looking at Sarah lovingly while sitting next to her on the airplane; Sarah is visibly anxious about visiting her family in California

14. Rhonda from A Cinderella Story (2004)

Rhonda consoling Sam as they sit down together; Sam is visibly upset, but Rhonda continues to talk and try to make her feel better

15. Delilah Abraham from How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

Stella questions her relationship with Winston: "What in the world would I do with a 20-year-old kid?" Delilah supports it when she says: "F*ck him! Do the humpty hump, the bumpty bump -- f*ck him!"

16. Mr. Morgan from 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Mr. Morgan frustrated with Kat and two white students with dreadlocks, saying: "The next time you storm the P.T.A., ask them why they can't buy a book by a black man." Students: "That's right, mon!" Mr. Morgan: "Don't get me started on you two"

17. And Paulette Bonafonté from the Legally Blonde movies

Paulette totally amazed by Elle's red, white, and blue outfit, telling her: "Oh my god! You look like the Fourth of July. It makes me want a hot dog real bad"

Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

Which rom-com character do *you* think deserved better? Tell us in the comments below!