Are you fed up with love stories seen and reviewed for Valentine’s Day? We have found the strangest romances in cinema for you.
Valentine’s Day: Love, love, love
We are February 14th, and like every year on this date, it’s Valentine’s Day! This feast of love is also an opportunity to share one of his romantic films that we never get tired of. Of Love Actually To Ghost Passing by Dirty Dancing or the aptly named Valentine’s Day, the choice is wide for those who want to bring out the violins and bouquets of roses.
For others who want to put a little originality in the recipe, here is a selection of feature films with love stories that go beyond humanity.
“Hi, doll … inflatable!”
Ryan gosling has had its fair share of romantic comedies in its filmography, be it La La Land, Never forget Where Crazy, Stupid, Love. However, the one that interests us today is not the best known and yet one of the most original. In A bride like no other, he embodies a simple young man who falls in love with an inflatable doll that he sees as a normal woman. The people around him are like the spectators: at the beginning, they find it embarrassing, then they understand that the most important thing is his happiness. Even if it’s with a piece of plastic.
Bonus : Air Doll by Hirokazu Kore-eda, in which an inflatable doll, embodied by the brilliant Bae Doo-na, gradually becomes human.
The desert voice
In Her, Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, a lonely man who falls in love with the artificial intelligence of his phone. It must be said that‘she has the charming castling voice of Scarlett johansson, which can easily seduce. The incredible thing about it is that this AI is not immune to the love that this caring human being has for it, either. A romance of our time that questions the technological advances that could soon replace, for some, human interactions.
Empirical (v) love
Let’s get away from the saga here very quickly Twilight to focus on another love story between a human and a vampire: Walrus. This Swedish feature film tells the meeting between Oskar, a fragile and marginal teenager, and Eli, a young girl who settles down with her father near his home. The two become friends and experience their first romantic emotions. The little “problem” being that she’s a vampire. The real success of the film is to show the beautiful relationship between two characters who, each by their particularities, are put aside by society.
Bonus : Let me enter, his American remake with Chloë Grace Moretz, less successful than the original but still successful.
Under the sign of the fish
We weren’t expecting him on this road, but Guillermo del Toro ventured into romance in 2018 with The Shape of Water. Elisa, a lonely young woman, works in a secret government complex. She will discover there the existence of a man-fish who is held captive. Between the two, it’s love at first sight. Results ? 4 Oscars.
Bonus : Splash, by Ron Howard, in which Tom Hanks falls under the spell of Daryl Hannah. Normal, it’s a mermaid! The film is available on Disney +.
Even the monsters celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Let’s dive in to finish this top in a black and white romance dating from 1935, with The Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale. The creature is offered a companion by two mad scientists who have not usurped this name. A beautiful, monstrous love story unlike any other.
Bonus : more romantic, Edward Scissorhands. In addition to evil, Chucky’s Bride. In addition to zombie, Warm Bodies.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all!