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The 50 Worst Romantic Comedies

39. Chances Are (1989)

Director: Emile Ardolino
Stars: Cybill Shepard, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O'Neal, Mary Stuart Masterson
Lame Love Song: "Forever Young," Rod Stewart
Love Conquers: Incest

Rarely does an actor get one chance to star in a romantic comedy about misplaced souls. Robert Downey Jr. got to star in two: Heart and Souls, and this gem, Chances Are (drugs are one thing, but it's really impressive that he made a comeback from this dud).

Not only is Robert Downey Jr. a reincarnated soul here, but he also comes back as a young man who falls in love with a woman who he later finds out was his daughter in his previous life. Of course, he feels attracted to the daughter's mother, who was his wife back in the day.

Man, in Ancient Greece, you got your eyes poked out for this sort of thing. There's the decline of Western Civilization for you.

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