1) Breaking up a wedding- We've all seen this one plenty of times, and for the most part, we are rooting for the protagonist because we've been following his story the whole time. But did you ever stop to think from the other guy's perspective?
Maybe he loves the girl just as much if not more. If that's the case, then we've been rooting for a douchebag the whole time. And I don't know about you, but if someone really did crash a wedding, I bet the whole audience would gang bang the intruder. There's a reason why weddings never have that "Speak now or forever hold your peace" line anymore.
2) Stealing your Black friend's White fiancee- Trust me, in real life, the brotha is going to curb stomp you if he finds out. It's bad enough in Love Actually that all the white guys get to win over the ethnic babes, so why is it that the film's only non-White guy can't have his white woman in peace?
3) Chasing a girl through the airport terminal- In post-9/11, it's quite impossible for you to get through all those security checkpoints, even if you tell all the guards that the love of your life is about to leave forever and you have to stop her. You can expect a tazer for your troubles. (Strangely, as cliche airport chase scenes are, it was surprisingly difficult to find a video or image of one on the internet)
4) Stealing a princess from a richer and more powerful guy- Again, this will get you killed by the rich, powerful guy because he can hire goons to make you disappear.
5) Picking up a prostitute and trying to turn her into girlfriend material- There's a reason we pay for prostitutes: So they don't have to become our girlfriends.
Do you agree with this list? What are some other romantic things that work in movies but will never work in real life?
Yes true by far. Except for #1, as far as the weddings I have been to they still say that line. And as for #3... expect a bullet, not a taser (especially in the EU). From what I've noticed they have more armed personnel than any US airport.
If someone spilled to a lover or a friend that you lied to them about something, there is a least likely chance of ever getting back that friend or lover again. (ex: Seat Filler) Same odds with hurting someone's feelings or their self-esteem. (ex: Shallow Hal)
@coolmonkey@xanga - I guess I will never understand the joy of "winning" someone who is so shallow that they can be stolen from someone else they are supposed to love. I don't want a guy if he can be stolen. If I won a guy like that I would feel like I got the booby prize.
deffinitly true. I think there's also the falling madly in love with your best friend thing doesn't always work out well either, especially when they are clearly in love with some one else. I think another good example of a movie would have to be You've Got Mail, Even though it's really good, the odds of living in the same town as that person and them turning out to be some one not about to kidnap you is not likely...