I’ve been lamenting the death of the romantic comedy for some time now. Whatever your thoughts on the genre as a whole, there’s something to be said for having that kind of variety in the moviegoing marketplace. Aside from bright spots like the criminally underseen What If, Ruby Sparks, and I Give It a Year, genuinely good romantic comedies are few and far between. Which is why I’m cautiously optimistic about the “unconventional romantic comedy” Results, starring Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders. The first image from the film was released today, and it reveals Pearce and Smulders as two mismatched personal trainers who begin to fall for each other thanks to the actions of a newly wealthy client (Kevin Corrigan). I like Pearce and Smulders a lot, so here’s hoping their comedic chemistry is on point when the film hits theaters next year.
Take a look at the first Results image after the jump. Directed by Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess), the film also stars Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker, and Constance Zimmer.
Image via Burn Later Productions.