KNOCKED-UP - Forget everyone thinking she's way out of his league. What really matters is what THEY think of EACH OTHER. The real reason this won't work is that she believes she's too good for him too! She demeans him at every turn...and we are supposed to believe they'll be able to raise this baby together?? If she always thinks she is better than him there's gonna be problems....couples should realistically feel like they're both on the same playing ground. Maybe she is more of a catch than he is...but that is kind of an unhealthy relationship to be in then if you think you are world's above your significant other! The only thing keeping them together is the baby who they will both someday hate for trapping them into a forced, loveless relationship.
THE LITTLE MERMAID - I already dedicated a whole blog to ranting about Beauty and the Beast HERE, but let's be honest...Eric & Ariel doesn't have much of a shot either. Let's go with the obvious first....they haven't even shared a single real conversation! Their interaction is the equivalent of a game of charades. When she gets her voice back I'm pretty sure the only thing she says to him is "Eric I tried to tell you!!" But somehow they wind up instantly engaged once she has her legs back? Sorry guys...but you're just asking for it. PLUS that's not even mentioning the fact that Ariel is SIXTEEN YEARS OLD!!! (Sorry hun....you ARE still a child.) She's never before been independent in her life and suddenly we're supposed to believe she's going to make a marriage work with almost a complete stranger....oh and she'll pretty much never be able to go "home" again....unless she travels to the future and picks up some scuba gear....Yeah, that's a recipe for disaster.
THE PROPOSAL -
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE - Can we just talk about the fact that Meg Ryan's character is a stalker...and that these two have no idea whether or not they would ACTUALLY be mfeo (made for each other) All their relationship is based on is that she thinks he sounds like a nice guy from what she's heard on the radio. They've never really talked! She flew halfway across the country to try and bump into him!! The guy should be getting a restraining order! But somehow this is some classic rom com...(probably because Meg Ryan just looks so pretty in this movie that no one wants to label her for what she is.) Their romance has about as much basis as me and JGL. Too bad he doesn't have some precocious kid that thinks WE are destined to be together....
PRETTY IN PINK - Stuck up rich guy, cowardly rich guy or flamboyant best friend...what's a gal to choose? Apparently the coward I guess. I know Ducky is kind of weird...but that's because he is so desperate to get out of the friend zone he will do anything just to be noticed! It makes zero sense for Andie to get back together with Blane in this film...he is weak and does whatever he is influenced to do. This problem isn't going to go away just because for some reason liked the fugly dress you wore to prom. If anyone else suggested to him how ugly that dress was you can be sure he wouldn't have been seen with her. Ducky on the other hand loved Andie for Andie...but he probably had some issues too. Realistically none of them would probably work out since they're all in high school....but Ducky probably has more of a desire to be with her and make it work.
AVATAR - Does it really take that much convincing with this one?? They're different species for goodness sake!!! There was no connection! Sam Worthington's character was probably just super horny from being away from normal women for so long (Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Rodriguez don't count obviously as normal...) Their connection is not much more than two hippies bonding over saving the earth. Go back to earth dude and find someone of your own species!!
ENCHANTED - The longer Gisele stays in the land of New York, the more grounded and down to earth she will become. Once her IQ gets a bit bigger she might regret settling down with the first guy she dated...a guy with a bit too much baggage. Plus Patrick Dempsey's character is a total stiff. For a girl who lived in a magical fairy tale world...his average earthly charms will wear off as she realizes she married the most boring guy she could have picked. Besides...I had to choose at least one James Marsden role! She might not have known Prince Edward very well either..but hey the guy is funny! He could have made her laugh for the rest of her life! And I'm positive they had much more in common. Once monotony sets in...she's gonna be sorry.
And that concludes the Valentine's posts! Now it's time to focus our attentions back on the upcoming Academy Awards. Let me know which of the V-Day posts were your favorite, as well as what you thought of this list!