We’re not fools, we all know movies aren’t real, they’re fantasies created to entertain us. But let’s be honest–every time we see a romantic comedy we kind of wish, hope, want, pray, that something amazing and romantic could happen to us in real life. I don’t know about you, but after a while I curse the screen and roll my eyes every time I see one of those chick flick clichés. Hot guy moves in next door right after my heart gets broken. Yeah right! The slumber party sing-along? Not since I was ten. And don’t even get me started on the whole soul mate/destiny thing…
Here are nine classic clichés we hate to love and love to hate!
1- MEET CUTE – THE WEDDING PLANNER
You share a romantic night under the stars with a handsome stranger and then find out he’s the fiancé of your latest client. In real life that one night would have stayed just that, a story you tell your friends about the guy you never saw again.
2- EMOTIONAL REUNION IN BAD WEATHER – BRIDGET JONES DIARY
A couple who have been playing cat and mouse for the last 2 hours finally admits their feelings for each other in the middle of a snow storm. Could they not have just done this like normal people in a nice restaurant?
3-SING A SONG – 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
Singing in public to win your heart? That’s a whole lot of PDA! Most guys just sing in the shower.
4-THE GRAND GESTURE – LOVE ACTUALLY
He tells her he loves her with music and cue cards. “To me you are perfect.” No, he’s perfect! Like, too perfect to exist! Most girls are lucky if their guy looks up from the ESPN scroll and smiles at them.
5- CHAT ROOM – YOU’VE GOT MAIL
You meet a guy online and bond only to find out he’s the same guy you’ve fallen for offline. The internet is full of some crazies, I’m not sure how many times this has ever happened in real life, I’m guessing never.
6-GIRLFRIEND GETAWAY – SEX & THE CITY
When you break up with your boyfriend all your friends don’t stop their lives for a girls vacation. You end up alone, in your room, watching sad movies and eating.
7- WIN THE BOY BACK – LEGALLY BLONDE
When trying to win back your Ex you don’t come up with a scheme that starts with you applying to law school. You think smaller, send him a card, his favorite pizza. Law school is more of a Plan B.
8-NO BOYS ALLOWED – THE HOLIDAY
When suffering from a broken heart and vowing to stay away from guys a hot guy doesn’t just show up on your doorstep like a beautiful present.
9- BEST FRIENDS – WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
Can men and women just be friends? The eternal question that every movie answers with a big fat “No!” Of course that guy you like and fight with all the time is going to fall head over heels in love with fabulous you! In real life, your hot guy friend never gets a clue, but wouldn’t that be a boring ending.
10-UGLY DUCKLING MAKEOVER – MISS CONGENIALITY
Don’t you wish that anything could be fixed with a new haircut and wardrobe? I sure do. But I do admit a new lip gloss never fails to put a smile on my face.
Did I miss any totally unrealistic chick flick moments? Tell me in the comments!