No matter how mushy they are, we all at some point of time in our lives have loved watching romantic films. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, followed by a brief separation and then a happy ending – it’s a perfect formula. But what if there is no happy ending? What if we tell you not all love stories are fairytale-like? If just the thought of these questions upsets you, then you probably wouldn’t enjoy the following movies. But a little bit of reality won’t kill you, right? 😉
So this week, swap those cliched romantic dramas for a series of happily-never-afters:
A timeless masterpiece, Casablanca perfectly defined the greatest act of love – letting go. You have to watch it to appreciate it.
A 13-year-old boy wakes up to find he’s not a teenager anymore. Now in his 30s, he’s bombarded with life issues, dilemmas and worst of all, love! What will he do when he goes back to being 13?
Shakespeare In Love (1998)
The man who gave us some of the most romantic tales ever, was left heartbroken by his true love. Ironic, we know!
City Of Angels (1998)
An angel leaves heaven for the woman (obviously, a human) he loves. Only to be separated from her in the most tragic way possible.
A Walk To Remember (2002)
There’s a moment in the film when the protagonist finds his love has only few days to live… Absolutely heart-breaking.
Lost in Translation (2003)
An aging film star finds himself attracted to a young woman who’s neglected by her husband. But sadly, a happy ending is not what Fate has in store for them.
These are some of the Happily-Never-Afters we’d recommend. So, this weekend plan a movie marathon and enjoy! And yes, do remember to keep those tissue boxes handy. 😉