Top 5 Forbidden Love Film Stories in the Last Decade
Bring Home The Endless Love Blu-ray™Combo Pack on May 27th, 2014
With the upcoming release of Endless Love, We are going to suggest some movies for your next girls night in for those quiet balmy summer nights.
When beautiful Jade meets charismatic David, her sheltered world of privilege turns upside down when the pair’s instant desire sparks a reckless summer love affair. While Jade leaves behind her inhibitions and innocence to fall for David, he works to prove himself worthy of her love. But when David’s mysterious past and Jade’s overprotective father threaten to tear them apart, their romance will be put to the ultimate test.
Romance is as tragic as it is beautiful: two people together forever, through sun and snow, thick and thin, work and wander. In Endless Love, Jade and David’s romance goes from a relaxed summer fling to an impassioned affair meant to last the test of time, even as David’s dark past and Jade’s grieving father pulls them apart. Jade and David are but one of a long list of forbidden lovers in film history, another embattled couple fighting the odds before the silver screen viewers own teary eyes. Here are five films from the last decade which encapsulate the same forbidden romance vibe of Endless Love.
1. (500) Days of Summer
Who can forget how Tom battles for the conviction of love while Summer blithely pushes him away in fear of love itself? Certainly not David, who believes in finding true love in the face of great adversity, forging love with beautiful Jade as Tom does with Summer. Tom and David believe in the same things: true love above all. If they were allowed to roam the same movie, we think they’d be friends – friends to the very end, that is.
2. The Notebook
A film like The Notebook would be unforgettable to a couple like David and Jade – in a lot of ways their story parallels that of The Notebook’sAllie and Noah. The tearjerker’s main couple battle overbearing parents, while poor country boy Noah must fight to win the rich Allie’s love, literally, when he becomes a soldier in WWII. Once you watch Endless Love’s David battle a sabotaged college acceptance, and fight for Jade’s true love, we think he knows Noah’s pain.
3. Slumdog Millionaire
While Endless Love’s Jade and David erupt into love in the face of a brother taken too soon and controlling parents, Slumdog’s Jamal and Latika battle against class, gangsters and the expectations of an entire society as their young love grows up. Like Endless Love’s Jade and David, Slumdog allows the viewer to watch two lovers come of age before our very eyes; two couples unhinging their shackles to find eternal solace in each other.
4. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Silently a forbidden love film caught in a comedy, Kate Hudson’s Andie and Matthew Mcconaughey’s Ben fall in love despite Andie’s best attempts to ruin the relationship before it begins. In a way, the movie shows love as a kind of obligation, extending beyond work as Andie’s attempts to stay as far out of love with Ben as possible, who must do the opposite makes for enthralling, teary laugher of a romance.
5. Romeo and Juliet (2013)
This film is a classic adaptation of the star cross lovers – Hailee Steinfeld’s Juliet and Douglas Booth’s Romeo play it straight as their two warring families try to pull them apart, something Jade and David know too well.
The Endless Love Blu-ray™Combo Pack is available on May 27th, 2014
Usually my husband and I will wait until the weekend to watch movies, but this past week we didn't find much on television at night time once the girls went to bed, so we put this movie on last night to watch. While my husband is not a fan of chick flicks or romance films, he does like a few of the titles I shared above, including "The Notebook," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" and "Slumdog Millionaire." I had told him that this upcoming release was similar to these titles and he would like it. So, going on this and not having seen the trailer, he sat down to watch it with me.
At first, he wasn't that interested in the movie, and said, "Not only chick flick, I am out of here." But, I had him wait a few minutes, and those minutes made all the difference, as he started to get into the movie, and sat through the rest of the film with me. While the storyline is predictable and slow at times, the acting worked well together and made for a believable couple. You found yourself hoping that their love would last and that others would except them. I kept thinking about how this was a present day "Romeo and Juliet," as well as what you would see in today's societies where parents and others fight to keep true love apart.
If you love romantic films that have substance, then you will want to pick up a copy of "Endless Love" when it arrives in stores on 5/27. I will definitely be watching this movie again -- with my husband and during an upcoming "Girls Night In." And, I can't wait to hear what you think of it, once you see it.
Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.