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Romantic movie clichés you're tired of seeing

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Television' started by SunnyDay16, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. SunnyDay16

    SunnyDay16 Well-Known Member

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    The main cliches I'm tired of seeing in romance movies are:
    • Guy keeps persisting even after the girl says no multiple times and acts uninterested; he still gets the girl in the end
    • Angsty, depressed character is "saved" by a love interest (aka the "healing power" of true love)
    • Innocent good girl with bad boy
    • Arguing being seen as chemistry (ex: two people can't get along on anything, so they must want to get in each other's pants!)
     
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  2. Dalton

    Dalton Active Member

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    I’m not to keen on romantic movies. Horror movies though pff there’s so many clichés in horror movies it’s not even funny.
     
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    Couple get separated by zombies. Zombies kill girl, girl kills boyfriend, and their love continues as zombies.

    zombie.jpg
     
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    kay Well-Known Member

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    Girl is engaged or at least rather committed, girl meets other guy, pursues guy, then dumps fiance. Also anyone chasing down anyone headed to the airport. Blah!
     
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  5. sidd851

    sidd851 If I'm not late, I'm not needed. V.I.P Member

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    I agree with all of the above, and probably all of the below, as well.
    I can't stand sappy, campy, clichéd, etc., love stories.
    What I mean to say, is that I don't like love stories.
    That being said... there is one...
    perhaps the only one.
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being
     
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    Rayner Well-Known Member

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    The main cliches I'm tired of happens to be all of them. I can't say that I'm big on romance movies, but I do like mindless movies.

     
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  7. Progster

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    I don't like romantic movies, in particular romantic comedies or these feelgood, happy-end movies, for that very reason, that they are so cliched - you've watched one, you've watched them all. Yawn!
     
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    Aeolienne Well-Known Member

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    Lead character lives on their own in prime London location despite being in a not particularly well-paid job (if indeed the job is ever mentioned)
    First kiss invariably leads to first shag
    No-one asks about condoms
    Weddings can always be arranged at short notice
     
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    VJCJ0628 Well-Known Member

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    I don't like too many romantic movies, Mainly I find most to be cheesy, But once in a rare while there is a good one

    One I liked most recently was The Phantom Thread thought that one was really good
     
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    "I'm rich and you're poor, but let's get together anyway!"

    Yeah, that's how it works.
     
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    GrownupGirl Tempermental Artist

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    I'm not into romance movies at all, although most of the animated Disney movies I do like have romantic fairy tale themes, being that they were based on original fairy tales and all.
     
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    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    All of them.
     
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    I'm not sure if this counts as a cliche, but in so many romantic movies there's always a scene where the couple in love are about kiss but they get interrupted by something or someone. It's much more common in romantic comedies but it can happen in more serious ones too.
     
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    Do you have any specific examples of this? I have one: 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin' (2005) - lives in an apartment somewhere in the US way out of proportion to his job.

    EDIT: See https://molecularautism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13229-017-0179-z
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Aren't most romantic movies inherently full of cliches ?

    Goes with the genre...
     
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    Bridget Jones springs to mind. That said, her parents may have been subsidising her accommodation.

    Cf Friends Rent Control (from TV Tropes)
     
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    cute “ugly” girl/boy magically transforms into heart throb, then discovers their “true self”
     
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    Confession time. I absolutely loved Passengers, even though the “romance” was so heavily criticised. Two people isolated and falling in love is my favourite trope. The angst and guilt was an added bonus.