Some of them seem impossible & we spend hours wondering why we didn’t end up with that person we liked so much
Films, as always, help to cope with that
Here is a list of 7 love stories that will make you feel like your impossible love isn’t a first & only & isn’t the end of the world
The luscious visuals of Wong Kar Wai’s film, with its exquisite costumes (Maggie Cheung can wear a dress), gorgeous soundtrack and slow tracking shots can almost overshadow the heartbreaking impossibility of love at its core. Two neighbors - played by Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung – who live lonely, monotonous lives meet and bond over their spouses’ absence and infidelity
The two develop an emotionally tortuous relationship acting out scenes of confrontation and heartbreak with one another which seem designed as much to hurt as to help. The film is one of chance encounters and close misses, leaving it achingly impossible for the two to end up together
Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is one of the great precocious teens of film, so it’s only fitting he would have a crush on an older woman. True, Miss Cross (Olivia Williams) has a sexy British accent, a mysterious dead husband, a degree in Latin American studies, and reads 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to her first-grade class, so you can’t help but see why Max falls in love with her. Her rebuke of him is one of the truest and harshest for any impossible crush, and finally shatters the self-image Max tries so hard to build
Like many of the impossible love stories on this list, Miss Cross helps Max to start a new phase of his life, though the final slow-motion moments of the film make us feel like Max will always be just a bit in love with her. Rushmore is an amazing Wes Anderson picture
This list is filled with people in love with someone outside their age bracket, and though Miette – a young and terrific Judith Vittet - and One – a superb Ron Perlman - are many years apart, mentally they seem to be at about the same level. Sweet, less-than-bright, carnival strongman One is on a mission to get back his captured little brother from the creepy, robot-eyed minions of Krank, an evil scientist trying to steal children’s dreams
Miette, the precocious leader of a band of orphans, is One’s only real chance at blundering in to save the day. Miette’s blinding love for One is largely lost on his rather thick head, but all Miette wants is something she can call a family. Though in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s characteristically surreal world, a happy family is bound to look rather strange anyway
Here's a few posts you might like...
Like this piece? Share it!