I love a good movie love scene – and I know I’m not alone. Everything about these so-cute-it-hurts moments are perfect. But even though they have the ability to make me either cry like a baby or giggle like a little girl, I still know that deep down, this stuff would never happen in real life.
Take, for example, some love moments from a few of my favorite ’90s movies. Yes, they’re adorable and sweet, but trust me – these love scenes are better left to the movies. If you tried these romantic gestures in real life, you’re bound to either get arrested, beat up or handed a restraining order. But, hey, at least they’re fun to watch! Check out some love scenes in ’90s movies that would never, ever happen in real life:
The Wedding Singer
While this might be the cutest Adam Sandler moment in all of history (who knew that goofball could be so adorable?), it would never, ever happen. For one thing, the chances of an entire airplane getting together for story time with Billy Idol (or any celebrity, for that matter), are slim to none. For another thing, there’s no way you would be allowed to serenade the love of your life on an airplane! It’s sad but true – you’d most likely get arrested for attempting this.
Never Been Kissed
I guess if I’m going to call out the end of this movie for being unrealistic, I’ll have to call out the whole thing. There’s no way a grown adult could convincingly go back to high school. There’s also no way she could fall in love with her “teacher” and then write about it in a newspaper. And then she stands in the middle of a baseball field in front of the entire school waiting for him to show up and profess his love to her? And he actually shows up?! No. Just no.
10 Things I Hate About You
I loved Heath Ledger as the Joker, but this has to be his best movie moment. Unfortunately, it’s also totally unrealistic. There’s no way the resident high school bad boy would turn into a corny, lovestruck fool in front of the entire school. In private, maybe, but not like this. I mean, when do you really see serenades like this in real life?!
As much as I hate to say this, there is almost no chance that this fairy tale story would ever really happen. I mean, there’s a reason it’s called a fairy tale, guys. But what I have the most trouble believing is the end scene – a super wealthy guy climbing a fire escape despite his fear of heights with roses in his mouth? If there’s a guy out there who would go that far – let me meet him.
In this movie, Jane falls in love with Ricky – after he secretly videotapes her from next door and does things like write her name in fire on grass. Um… that’s way too weird for me. Think about this: if you caught a dude videotaping you from a window, would you think, “be my boyfriend” or “get me a restraining order”? That’s what I thought.
Liar Liar uses a classic movie love scene that is also totally impossible – the chasing after an airplane thing. No matter how cute this looks in a movie, please don’t ever try it. It will get you arrested. I promise! What will get you in even more trouble? Stealing a mobile stairway and literally chasing after a plane on a runway. I mean, you wouldn’t even survive that one.
Beauty and the Beast
I know, I know, this is a cartoon and nothing about it is remotely realistic in any way. But did you ever stop and think about how creepy this love story is? Sorry if I’m ruining your childhood favorite, but not only is there total beastiality going on there, but Belle falls in love with her kidnapper. There’s a term for that – Stockholm Syndrome.
Cher and her step-brother fall madly in love and everyone is cool with it. In what world is that not weird?! I know they’re not blood related and I know their parents are divorced, but it doesn’t matter. This love story would get a weird look from anyone if it happened in real life.
She’s All That
After being humiliated in front of the entire school, do you really think a girl would fall in love with the dude who made her the center of an extremely heinous bet? Even if he looked like Freddie Prinze Jr., that would still be a deal breaker in my book.
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Girl’s guy BFF gets engaged. Girl realizes she’s in love with him. Girl desperately tries to stop the wedding. Girl confesses her love to him on his wedding day. Boy’s fiancee catches them kissing. Then… girl gets forgiven, attends the wedding and everything is forgotten? Sorry, Hollywood. It doesn’t work that way in reality.
What was your favorite love moment from this list? What did I miss? Do you think I’m wrong about some of these being unrealistic? What do you think is the most unrealistic? Tell us in the comments!