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Dirty Dancing ruined my love life. I'm not sure how one movie could so deeply affect me. Maybe it was because I saw the movie when I was young and impressionable, or maybe it's just that I watched the film so often that my VHS copy actually broke in the VCR. All I know is that the lessons I learned about love in the summer of 1987 set me up for some massive disappointments later in life.
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As the latest Harry Potter movie installment, Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, hits theaters, teenage hormones are running at an all-time high at Hogwarts. The sixth book in J. K. Rowling's insanely popular series took us to a major turning point in Potter and Co.'s love lives as Harry's relationship with Ginny develops and Hermione and Ron realize their antagonism was really amoré. In honor of the Potter nerd in all of us, we re-imagined eight magical objects from the Harry Potter world in the context of how they could benefit our not-always-magical love lives.
(500) Days of Summer is an enjoyable character-driven movie about love and fate. While it plays out nicely, we longed for more resonance. (500) Days of Summer opens with a narrator clearly stating that it is a story about a boy meeting a girl. And that it's not a love story. The first is true; the second is kind of true.
A bachelor party, contrary to popular belief, is not a celebration of marriage. In fact, it's the opportunity to refute its very principles. A kick-ass bachelor proves a man, "still has it," is still studly and most importantly, is still on the market, at least in theory.
Ah, date movies. Your chance to escape into a world where men are gallant, or at least endearingly flawed; where lovelorn boyfriends throw rocks at windows; where a poor guy can marry a rich woman; and couples kiss in a field of green grass without noticing the rain on their faces.
Poll: Why Do You Like Date Movies? : I see the best parts of relationships in these movies. I'm a sucker for a passionate kiss and an against-all-odds romance. It's a chance to escape from my real life. I want my boyfriend or husband to take a hint about being more romantic! Feel-good entertainment and laughter are good for the soul. Meh. I don't really like date movies.
Poll: How Often Do You See Date Movies? : Always. He's not particular and usually lets me choose. Always. We only see movies we can both agree on. About half the time. We trade off—I get one romantic movie for every one of his horror horror/sci-fi/explosion movies. Never. I beg and plead, but I can't get him to go see a date movie. Never. Neither of us likes romantic films.
Guess what. Contrary to everything the church, the Bush administraton and Jessica Simpson have told you, your virginity is not priceless. No, dear hearts. There is a price that can be put on it and that price is $20,000. Plus a film role. Plus 90% of the highest bid when your virginity is auctioned off to the masses. Or so says an Australian filmmaker.
Guys never love date movies. Oh, we go all right—but we're there because we want to see YOU. We always find something to watch and/or laugh at, but don't kid yourself: we definitely feel like we're taking one for the team. Jen Aniston in a towel is nice, but doesn't erase the sneaking suspicion that we've been tricked into watching a chick flick in disguise. Here's why.
"Sex is everywhere in The Girlfriend Experience, except there's no sex," one critic commented. "We come to understand that Soderbergh is less interested in sex work than he is in work." And so it seems The Girlfriend Experience really is a movie based upon the relationships, not the raunchy bits, of Manhattan's highest paid hookers.