As a film buff, I try to be somewhat open-minded about the films I watch. However, as a film critic, I'm also very particular about them. There are times when these two aspects of my personality collide in a very ambivalent relationship.....Teen Movies.
Teen movies can be cute. Teen movies can be funny. And teen movies are nothing if not uplifting, encouraging, and happy-endings-all-around. As a moviegoer, I love this. There's nothing better than a happy ending, right? But, as a critic, these sorts of films drive me crazy. Life does not work out that way; things are not always happy and perfect (and definitely not this corny!). And while movies are SUPPOSED to act as a diversion from the tougher things in life, things do not always wrap up neatly in a little box with a big bow on top. Usually, once the guy leaves, the guy does not come back to say the he's changed his mind and wants to stay with the girl forever (or if he does, it's not with a very cheesy, mushy, lovey-dovey line). I hate it, but I love it, too.
I found this clip online, and it made me laugh. First, because it describes teen movies as they would happen in real life. Second, there is a huge inside joke for me (and the Film Critic might catch this, too-- pay attention, Joe), in the first names of the main couple. I guess my biggest struggle with teen movies (and perhaps with romance movies in general) is the fact that life just does not work that way.
Despite my obvious complaints against teen movies, I can honestly say that they are really not all THAT bad. After all, they are funny, entertaining, and make you feel a little bit better about yourself afterwards. I guess I'm just a crazy cynic, haha. Maybe that's why I'm still single? Nah...just haven't found someone as nutty as me yet :)