It’s two days before Valentines Day, so if you’re planning to have any plans at all that involves going outside, you better get to it! Unfortunately for this week’s theme of Thursday Movie Picks (hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves), none of these characters get a happy ending with their chosen loved ones, as these feelings are either ignored, not reciprocated, or rejected. The only words I can tell them are ‘move on, and you’ll find someone out there’. It’s generic advice, but given the right time, I think anybody could find love. Here are my picks this week:
The first entry this week is the one with the most gruesome ending. After Amy’s follow up plans fall through, she calls Desi for help. Desi who is only devoted, nay obsessed with Amy, does everything he can to help to a point of imprisoning Amy within his clutches. Amy uses Desi’s adoration and (I guess in his point of view) love to get what she wants, but had began to counter-act when Desi’s devotion was getting to her in a way she didn’t like. Amy wasn’t going to reciprocate his love, but he has failed to see her rejection through and through. If you haven’t seen Gone Girl, I recommend you to, it’s a thought provoking subject that could probably get you to arguing and debating about certain things.
This is kind of a cheat since technically Summer said she and Tom weren’t in a relationship in 500 Days of Summer. It was Tom who fell in love with her, and I don’t think she loved Tom at all. I think she loved their time together, and how they can be quirky with each other, but when she got tired, she started to drop Tom like a hot potato. Tom could have been a great lover, he also seemed to be pretty devoted and into Summer (though not in the creepy Desi-like way). Sadly, she does not feel the same about him.
The best friend is in love with the best friend ploy, Pretty in Pink isn’t privy to the similarities with other romantic comedies, but it does show the devotion Duckie has to Andie. Unfortunately for him, his best friend has her sights set on Blaine, in which their difference in social status plays the obstacle between them being together. I did like how this ended, although I think it was supposed to end up differently. Unlike the first two entries where there was a finite solution to their loves woes, I don’t think Duckie is ever going to get pass being friends with Andie.