Let us look at Trainwreck (dir. Judd Apatow, 2015) as an example. The film was lauded by many critics who recognized its sharp humor and charming characters. While enjoyable, the pacing of the story does not allow a convincing love story to be told. The two main characters, Amy and Aaron, share only four scenes together in the time between their introduction to each other and their decision to become intimate. Due to limited screen time, not every scene can be dedicated towards their relationship. My argument is not about the frequency of scenes, but rather how each scene is utilized to provide development. After spending a night together, Aaron spends the rest of the movie pursuing Amy as “the one.” The problem with this is that we are told this rather than shown it. Aaron’s friends tell him to give it everything he has if he “really wants this one.” Later Aaron tells Amy they should date when he claims, “I like you; you like me.” We are being told that feelings are developing between the two, but we do not get to see the relationship progress organically. Later in the film, Amy and Aaron suffer an extensive break-up, but it is quickly resolved with a grand gesture performed by Amy. The movie concludes with their “happily ever after.” While the story outline fits in with the idealized versions of romance that have become recognizable in film, the pacing does not make their resolution feel natural. Ultimately, the implications of the ending do not feel earned.