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    Mar 10, 2020

    17 Rom-Com Characters That People Hate, Even Though We're Supposed To Love Them

    Manipulation does not equal romance.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what rom-com leads they just couldn't root for — and it's safe to say they did not hold back. Be warned: spoilers ahead!

    1. Nick from Crazy Rich Asians, because he doesn't tell Rachel literally anything about his family life.

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    "He doesn't even consider it worth mentioning that at least one unhappy ex of his will be in close proximity during their visit to Singapore."

    happyhat

    2. Noah from The Notebook, because he essentially forces Allie to go out with him.

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    "He threatened to kill himself for a girl he had literally just met — and far from being romantic, it was terrifying and manipulative."

    etw2018

    3. Gracie from Miss Congeniality, for putting down other women.

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    "I get that it’s a makeover story — but she has heard of manners, right? She preaches women's equality but degrades other women for not doing what she believes is right."

    missaniechu

    4. Anna in Notting Hill, because she completely humiliates Will.

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    "I really wish she hadn't gotten the guy in the end because she didn't deserve him. She treated him poorly, and then came at him with the whole 'I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy' spiel."

    lgdecid

    5. Andie in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, for, you know, trying to lose Ben in 10 days.

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    "While Ben wasn't a saint himself, it still doesn't change the fact that she treated him like crap."

    helenmelon16

    6. Sandy from Grease, for totally changing herself for Danny.

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    "No self-respecting woman should ever do this."

    costcoffee

    7. Kat from 10 Things I Hate About You, for being unnecessarily rude to Patrick.

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    "I like how she was independent and confident, but she was so mean to everyone for no reason at all."

    radiantzombie50

    8. Emma in Bride Wars, for basically being the world's worst friend.

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    "She was supposed to be the scruffy underdog to Kate Hudson’s rich-bitch BFF, but her character came off as a self-martyring pain in the ass."

    samantham49

    9. Jules in My Best Friend's Wedding, for deciding that she's in love with her best friend after he gets engaged to someone else.

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    "She never seriously wanted Michael until she thought she couldn’t have him, and then she did everything in her power to steal poor, innocent Kimmy’s happiness."

    amyk453e68492

    10. Elle from The Kissing Booth, for breaking her promise not to date anyone in her BFF's family.

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    "She is so annoying and whiny when her relationship with Noah is discovered by Lee — as if they hadn't promised each other not to date family members."

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    11. Cady in Mean Girls, because Aaron Samuels should not have had to deal with another lying mean girl.

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    "The fact that she genuinely let her grades drop just so she could talk to Aaron, while he had a girlfriend, was really, really irresponsible."

    human_being1757

    12. Emma in No Strings Attached, for being so unwilling to admit how she really feels about Adam.

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    "She didn’t deserve all the nice things Ashton Kutcher’s character did for her."

    laurenarevalog

    13. Rachel from Something Borrowed, for sleeping with her best friend's fiance.

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    "The movie presents her as this shy, lovable woman and her terrible action is just 'making things right' — but screw that. I can’t even finish the movie because I get so pissed off."

    marthareubendt

    14. Everett in The Family Stone, for being the dullest person in existence.

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    "Both leads are so boring — it's a miracle they got together in the first place. Don't even get me started on the rest of the Stone family!"

    izzie14

    15. Josie from Never Been Kissed, because she's a little bit too hung up on high school pettiness for a fully grown adult.

    20th Century Fox

    "So cringey."

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    16. Alice in How to Be Single, for being a rather annoying singleton.

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    "I loved everybody else, but I just couldn’t stand her. Also, Rebel Wilson didn’t get nearly enough screen time for my liking."

    twiggybear

    17. And Sierra from Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, for catfishing Jamey and generally lying for most of the movie.

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    "Why are we supposed to be rooting for her?"

    tiffanyalexandraw

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