He Loves Her, So Does She

All right. So I almost forgot to write this. Been busy. Anyway, here are my favorite heterosexual love stories. Heterosexual. Straight. As if those words are real.

(In alphabetical order.)

CITY LIGHTS


My fave Chaplin movie. The Tramp’s devotion to The Blind Flower Girl (Virginia Cherrill) is a perfect example of unconditional love (yes, people, such love still exists). He helped her see the city lights (figuratively and literally). The Tramp was the brightest soul that shined on The Blind Flower Girl.

This film has one of the most touching endings in cinema’s history. (If only Ho-llywood would make films like this.)

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

A powerful film quite ahead of its time. It shows how Joey and John (Katharine Houghton and Sidney Poitier), an interracial couple, beat the odds, all in the name of love. A thought-provoking and heartwarming film that aims to speak to those who try to narrow the power of love.

HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR

Two lonely souls (Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada) find love in each other, with a war-torn Hiroshima as the backdrop. One of the most poetic films I’ve seen, it is a languid yet contemplative affirmation of longing and affection. (I just don’t like the fact that theirs is a forbidden affair; he is married.)

MAGNOLIA

Claudia and Jim. (Melora Walters and John C. Reilly.) They are my fave characters in this ensemble film. Their love story bears a slight resemblance to that of The Tramp and The Blind Flower Girl. He loved her all that much despite of her situation, flaws, and insecurities.

WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

The big sister of Magnolia‘s Claudia and Jim storyline. City Lights. Magnolia. And this one. They are “distant relatives.”

Notwithstanding her insecurities and alcoholism, Michael (Andy Garcia) stood by Alice (Meg Ryan); she would later do the same for him as he deals with his own insecurities. That’s what love is all about, people, unconditionally loving someone despite of their fears.

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