As its name suggests, romantic comedy is a subtle blend of pure sentimental romance and humorous sitcom. It is therefore a love story that starts off poorly and ends more or less well, exploiting all the elements of humor in the transition from the initial situation to the final situation.
The sentimentality of this type of comedy is not limited to the romantic aspect in the strict sense (the quest or reconquest of a soulmate), but also includes all other possible dimensions of familial love (resolving family conflicts, reestablishing strained relationships, and even rediscovering lost family members).
The humor in this type of comedy is also less pronounced than in pure sitcoms, and it is never completely disconnected from the sentimental plot. The aim is to evoke smiles rather than bursts of laughter, as the emotion is never far away.