Eliza even has her very own boombox scene in the film, á la the 1989 John Cusack classic Say Anything… However, the movie gives a new take on the classic ’80s rom-com.
“It’s something we actually address in the movie, but a lot of them in hindsight can be kind of problematic,” Haine explained. “Either misogynistic or there’s characters that are emotionally manipulating each other. A lot of them the formulas are totally outdated, which is another reason I’m so proud of this film.”
As for her own personal favorite rom-coms, the actress gravitates towards those with a lead who has a more “tough girl attitude” like She’s the Man and 10 Things I Hate About You.
Check out a sneak peek at Why Can’t My Life Be a Rom-Com? above, and don’t miss the film’s premiere tonight, Feb. 19, at 9 p.m. on E!, followed by Royal Rendezvous Sunday, Feb. 26, at 9 p.m. and Married by Mistake Sunday, March 5 at 9 p.m.