Theories of the Rom-Com Part 1

"I just want to be someone's first choice."

"You're someones first choice.
What? You never wondered about me?
I don't know how to say this, Rachel I like you. I've always liked you. When another guy came in the picture I just liked you more.
I guess you are home for me.
Wow! That sounded crazy. It's probably not love, it's probably just crazy.
My love isn't the overwhelming kind.

I don't know, maybe it's just that I miss you.
But I think you fell in love with someone else, and I think you still are."

A line from "Something Borrowed" and a well written line at that of Ethan, professing his underwhelming love towards his best friend Rachel. He said it perfectly as to where he acknowledged his own personal feelings and motives of it possibly just being crazy-talk over love.

These are lines that submerge themselves in our subconscious of the things we think we want to hear. The things that trigger our brains into falling in love and feeling like we're in love, and also causes our subconscious to preemptively assume that what we're feeling or seeing is all real. Maybe to a degree it can be if you meet someone who sees the same movie lines a really romantic, but the truth is, most guys are no registering those lines in those movies the same way that we are wanting them to.

So, I'm going to train myself into logically pulling apart these movies that I actually happen to like to find out the underlying issues in them, or perhaps the beauty in them. Yes. You heard me correctly. A series. Don't worry, I've got a life outside of this, but this is also something that has always interested me and has caused me to wonder about getting a degree in psychology. Mainly in the curiosities of how children's brains work and also with relationships between adults.

Now that you know where abouts this is coming from I can start in with the first film that I put on my list to critique for next weeks post. "The Back Up Plan" starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin.


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