Valentine’s day, with its relentless barrage of heart-shaped anything, romantic getaways and cliched romantic trappings, is all well and good for those people who are dating or married.The rest people
however, reside in an unhappy disgust coupled with weariness to attempt and escape the cliches of Valentine’s day. In that spirit, here are a couple of movies for those of you who don’t desire romance pushed down your throats on 14 February, and really desire to Netflix and chill (no pun meant).
Vicky (Rebecca Hall) And Cristina (Scarlett Johnson), are two friends who travel to Barcelona in Woody Allen’s umpteenth film about complicated relationships. The plot is something we have seen often times prior to; the women fall for the same male (Javier Bardem plays a Spanish artist) and wreck their lives. Penelope Cruz plays Bardem’s fiery ex. Do not fret however, the movie does not have a cliched pleased ending.Told in retrospective
,(500 )Days Of Summer tells us the story of Tom Hansen(Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he remembers the year that he knew Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel). For Tom, it was love at very first sight when she strolled into his office, her having just been hired as the brand-new assistant, and before long Tom concluded to himself that Summer season was the lady with whom he desired to spend the rest of his life. However the issue is Summertime does not believe in relationships; and by the end of the movie Tom ends up by himself.It is debatable whether Tom requires his ideas on a lady who had no location for them, or whether he has his heart broken by a woman who plays with his feelings.Romy and Michele’s High school Reunion Here’s a movie that commemorates the type of love that really matters– the love in between woman friends.
This comedy is light on romance and heavy on
friendship.Romy and Michele go to their high school reunion and try to offer it back to the bullies who made their life hell. The movie is an enjoyable and warm take on relationships and a best Valentine’s Day watch with your friends.Here’s another from the king of dysfunctional relationships; Woody Allen. This 1992 films stars Allen as Gabe and Mia Farrow as Judy, a couple whose good friends are on
the verge of a breakup.Their good friends’ failed relationship begins to take a toll on them. Gabe starts flirting with one of his students (he is a university professor)and Judy begins having an affair with her coworker.By the end of the film; Gabe and Judy are separating while their friends choose to remain together.This is the perfect ‘anti’ valentine’s day film, if you must: How do 2 individuals who enjoy each other wind up separated? The movie depicts a married couple, Dean Pereira(Gosling )and Cynthia ‘Cindy’Heller( Williams ), moving back and forth in time in between their courtship and the dissolution of
their marital relationship numerous years later.Love is blind, and this is something Larry Maretto’s( Matt Dillon)mafia-esque household discoveries as they fulfill his brand-new wife,fame-obsessed weather condition girl Suzanne Stone(Nicole Kidman ). When Larry tries to persuade Suzanne to take some time off to construct a family; she right away starts outlining to eliminate him.This black funny is at its
finest in the scene where Suzanne brings a boom box to her husbands burial; and with all eyes on her and no sense of inappropriateness; blasts’All By My Self.’How do you punish a cheating husband?Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck play married couple Nick and Amy Dunne. Nick cheats on Amy; and Amy retaliates by framing him for her murder while she vanishes and goes off the
grid.Adapted from Gillian Flynn’s book of the exact same name; this film will make you question whether if you really understand your partner or not.What do you do when you love somebody to death?Follow them all over? Track their every move?Reese Witherspoon stars as Nicole, a
teenager with a rebellious streak that gets her into a relationship with David(Mark Wahlberg ). David’s compulsive nature spells completion of the relationship; but he doesn’t leave it at that. The movie is apparently based upon Shah Rukh Khan’s Darr. Mickey Knox(Woody Harrelson)and his better half Mallory(Juliette Lewis )are extremely much in love and embark on a romantic road journey together.Sounds like another
run-of-the-mill love story right?
Not really. Two are serial killers whose cross country killing spree
leaves 50 people dead. Directed by Oliver Stone and scripted by Quentin Tarantino; the story is an intriguing appearance at how media buzz works.Two young males, Ennis Del Mar(Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist 9Jake Gyllenhaal ), fulfill when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain in 1963. Throughout the weeks , they grow better as
they discover more about each other and end up being romantically included. They part methods after the summertime ends, however will they reunite to revive their love?