In 1983 Arthur Hiller directed Romantic Comedy, an off-beat romance based on the play of the same title. This comedy introduces you to Jason Carmichael, a popular New York City playwright fresh out of ideas. Through a laughable incident he meets aspiring writer Phoebe Craddock. The two embark on a professional journey that brings them a string of hit plays and several flops.
Although clearly attracted to each other the two manage to avoid any type of romantic involvement except for a one-night stand while out of town together. Jason's aloof nature refuses to acknowledge the incident ever happened.
While Jason's marriage suffers due to his wife's decision to run for office his agent and Phoebe remain close family friends. His involvement with an actress changes everything, including his writing. Following a string of bad choices Jason is divorced and Phoebe moves away.
The two reunite in less than pleasant circumstances years later. Another string of events awakens the attraction that was there many years ago.