6 unconventional love stories to watch this Valentine’s Day
Most of us grew up watching happy ending fairy tales like, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella which were pretty much predictable. Love, in these perfectly ending love stories, has been embellished to such an extent, that it almost comes out as fake.In the process of portraying the perfect love stories, we conveniently overlooked the reality of love. The weird, the heartbreakingly sad, the betrayal, the bittersweet, the beautiful, and the fantastical we have seen it all. Here’s a round-up of movies which aren’t just visually astounding, but love stories which are unconventional in every way.These love stories can melt even the coldest of hearts and reawaken the weird romantic in us all this Valentine’s Day.
The Space between us(2017)
There is no greater force than love. Revving your faith in miracles and the exemplary feeling of love this movie hits the theaters right before Valentines Day this year.The movie is a fun emotional roller-coaster that tugs the strings of your heart is just the dose cupid delivers through this romantic sci-fi movie, “The Space Between Us”. It stars Hugo fame Asa Butterfield and Tomorrowland actress, Britt Robertson. The movie revolves around a young teen couple from different worlds and how fate brings them close. Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield) has an unusual upbringing on Mars. When his mother dies in childbirth, he is raised on that planet itself. At the age of 16, Gardner falls in love with a girl called Tulsa (Britt Robertson) living on Earth, after they connect via an online platform.
This movie is set around the age-old question – ‘Will they – a man and a woman – who are often said to be from different planets, bridge the space between them?.” Watch this movie for a great concoction of sci-fi, adventure and romance.
Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i9DV_3IBdo
Fifty Shades darker(2017)
If you’re looking to turn your Valentine’s Day into a passionate and kinky one, Fifty Shades Darker will definitely float your boat. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the next installment in the Fifty Shades book series. Appalled by the unusual tastes and dark secrets of the handsome yet tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele confronts the anger and envy of the women, while Christian wrestles with his inner demons.
Beauty and the Beast(2017)
This exceptional love story brings out the essence of love in a rather beautiful way. This story which makes us realize the value of love, irrespective of one’s physical appearances.This live-action Beauty and the Beast has an incredible stable of talent to further give Disney fans hope, that this movie will live up to the hype.With the true princess at heart Emma Watson and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, this movie is definitely worth a watch.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a tale of love and loss. Starring Jim Carrey, who is truly phenomenal, and Kate Winslet, who is the synonym of perfection, are a miserable couple trying to forget each other in this visual treat. This film will sneak its way into your heart and shatter you, inside out.
Theodore, a recently divorced lonely man decides to buy OS1, the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system. He soon finds himself smitten by Samantha, the voice behind the OS1. As he spends more time with Samantha, he eventually falls in love with her.The movie begs the questions, Is Technology steering us to more isolation, rather than connection?
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
If you are a sucker for reality and need an intervention post heartbreak, this movie is just the one for you. (500) Days of Summer is an offbeat romantic comedy between Zooey Deschanel who doesn’t believe in the concept of true love, and the young man, Joseph Gordon-Levitt who falls for her. The movie shows us the reality of one sided love and perfectly describes the heart-wrenching feeling without being subtle.
By Naresh Bhandari