Hollywood loves its happy endings and will shove it down the audience’s throat no matter how implausible it may look. How many times have we seen two people who have nothing in common, fight and bicker endlessly only to get together at the end of the movie? It has always got me wondering whether these couples would make it another 6 months or a year. The question of the week is: What fictional couple appear unlikely to strike a long-term relationship after the curtain closed?
One of the most obvious one for me is from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. While the ending may be deemed as hopeful for people who want their “happy ending”, there is a tragic note to it because we know deep down that it won’t work out. Despite all the pain and despair that Joel and Clementine go through, we watch as they struggle throughout the movie to remember only the good moments. The film then goes out of its way to show the two characters giving it one more shot at the end to portray the tragic nature of doomed relationships.
Your turn! What fictional couple struck you as unlikely to happily ever after? Let it be known in the comments!
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