For the most part, movie love stories — whether of the comedic or dramatic kind — are rather boring. The majority of romantic comedies are formulaic drivel, and the non-romantic ones are usually just as lame (and they mostly seem to be based on Nicholas Sparks novels). And the characters in all of them are usually dull. But now and again we do get love stories with weird or unusual people. So, in honor of Valentine's Day, here are some films featuring characters crazy in love.
LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
A guy begins a relationship with a life-like sex doll he orders off the Internet and, amazingly, everyone is pretty much cool with it and accepts "her" as a real person.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
The main character in this one is certifiable, literally. Pat has just left a mental hospital where he was staying due to his attack on his wife's lover. Once out, he meets Tiffany who is a little crazy herself, having just lost her job for screwing everyone at her office.
Lee, also recently released from a mental hospital, enjoys being submissive and spanked. Her new boss, Mr. Grey enjoys being dominant and spanking. Talk about a match made in S&M heaven.
Alright, it's not a love story in the traditional sense, but Annie Wilkes certainly loves Paul Sheldon. And after all, there's a fine line between obsession and adoration. Annie even wants them to die together, how romantic is that?
BENNY & JOON
The schizophrenic Joon falls in love with the perhaps equally weird, thinks-he's-a-character-in-a-silent-movie Sam.
Not to be confused with the 2004 film about racists, this one is about people who get off on car accidents and injury victims. It's not so much a love story, but a love-to-boff-while-either-involved-in-or-watching-footage-of-a-car-crash story.
NATURAL BORN KILLERS
Mickey meets Mallory and the two realize they're perfect for each other, mostly because they both really enjoying killing people.
Perhaps the craziest love story of them all, and it happens to be true. This documentary is about a man who throws acid on the face of wife, leaving her almost totally blind. Years later, after he's out of prison, they astonishingly rekindle their romance.
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Feb 13, 2013 8:31 PM
|I think that The Bride Of Frankenstein was a totally twisted tale of "unrequited" love.|
Here's a story about about a pieced-together female corpse who's brought to life for the sole purpose of being a bride/wife/bed-mate(?) for an already pieced-together male corpse who (get this) has an abnormal brain.
Now, can you beat that!?
Happy Valentine's Day!
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