Movies Lie

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by DancerAnnie, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. DancerAnnie

    DancerAnnie Resident Beach Bum

    I've been bedridden for four days, which has given me lots of time to think and watch movies...mostly chick flicks - big mistake.

    Now, I don't why I never really thought of this before, but...movies lie to us about how relationships should work. Every movie I've watched these past few days has involved a man falling in love with a woman and pursuing her until she begins to love him too. I'm sorry, but that has never happened to me. I've always been the one to fall for a guy and pursue him...I cannot say I've ever been pursued by a man.

    Either movies lie, or I've been severely ripped off in the relationship field.
     
  2. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    both maybe?
     
  3. Zoomie

    Zoomie My mom is dead, ok?

    50/50.

    Movies, like every other form of media place unrealistic expectations on the young and impressionable. And at your age you have to learn to expect a little heartbreak now and then. You're very mature, you'll work it out.

    That's why I only watch karate movies.
     
  4. DancerAnnie

    DancerAnnie Resident Beach Bum

    YEAH!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Zoomie

    Zoomie My mom is dead, ok?

    Karate movies instill a sense of self-confidence. Imagine getting up every morning with the peace of mind of a shao-lin master, but knowing you could kick the whole world's ass if you had to.

    Life rocks.
     
  6. DancerAnnie

    DancerAnnie Resident Beach Bum

    Shoot, I don't need to watch a karate movie to know that ;)
     
  7. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    Dont forget she is a dancer....lethal kicks.....
     
  8. LuckyStripe

    LuckyStripe Mundane.

    I've never expected movies to tell me the truth.

    Also I watch enough sad movies that it balances out and makes real life seem good.
     
  9. makno

    makno Senior Member

    no , males are hapless victims and have only veto powers ......in the real world the female does the selecting and guys can go along with it or not ....
     
  10. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Yes, movies lie indeed. In real life all the chicks are pursuing me. Wasn't Bridget Jones Diary slightly different though? Or did the guy in the end have to do all the work again? Hm, I think he did. Sigh, that's just not how it works, girls! :jester:
    But seriously, I've never really thought of it that way, but maybe that's why I prefer mostly historic romantic comedies like Pride & prejudice and Sense and sensibility. They're probably more realistic because it was the norm back then that men made the moves. And maybe that's why all the novels and movies now still have that concept.
     
  11. DancerAnnie

    DancerAnnie Resident Beach Bum

    I was talking to a guy friend about this last night and he says I just have to stop pursuing...because he's pursued women (if he likes them enough, since he's super shy)...so it actually does happen.

    I guess I've just been severely ripped off in the relationship department, after all.
     
  12. I think I have mostly been pursued
    but I think I should really be the one pursuing

    might makes things a little easier
     
  13. DancerAnnie

    DancerAnnie Resident Beach Bum

    LOL for me, it hasn't been easier!
     
  14. well maybe I would start choosing guys that don't have that one common flaw
     
  15. dylanzeppelin

    dylanzeppelin daydream believer

    I agree. Expectations come high when watching movies, especially in Chick Flicks. I hate it but I do enjoy watching it, wishing it would happen to me, but alas it's only in the movies.
     
  16. Krsna Bhakti

    Krsna Bhakti d-_-b JAMMING

    It can happen Dylanzepplin, never lose love and hope!!!! :)
     
  17. dylanzeppelin

    dylanzeppelin daydream believer

    Haha thanks Krsna.. nice name btw =)
     
  18. Krsna Bhakti

    Krsna Bhakti d-_-b JAMMING

    No problem. This is Relayer, btw, in case you havent noticed ;)
     
  19. dylanzeppelin

    dylanzeppelin daydream believer

    No I did, that's why I said that. I haven't been on here as much as I used to. How ya doing stranger? =)
     
  20. Krsna Bhakti

    Krsna Bhakti d-_-b JAMMING

    good good :) Ok cool I thought maybe you werent aware haha :tongue: and how have you been?! I had a sad time with yet another girl, but Im doing much better now, happy and in love with life again.
     

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