Don’t Take Relationship Advice From Hollywood: 15 Dumb Ideas About Love That Romantic Movies Promote

November 8, 2012 ‐ By Julia Austin
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We watch movies to see stories that we could never experience, and to witness worlds that just aren’t real. We remember this when watching horror films, slapstick comedy, and psychological thrillers. But for some reason, when it comes to romantic movies, we like to think that really could happen. And then you have a bunch of disappointed women running around. Here are dumb ideas that some of the biggest romantic movies have promoted.

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  • Candacey Doris

    All of this is true. This needs to be turned into a PSA or pamphlet an given out on street corners. Some people are in nee of this info right now.

  • umm… where are the ‘urban’ movies on the list? we have our share of whack-advice giving movies too… actually ALL ethnicity do…

    • Candacey Doris

      Let’s start with any Tyler Perry Movie and work our way from there…

  • Closer was dead on…LMAO

  • laila

    Fantasy and fiction exist for a reason…why not include all the Disney princess movies too…

    • chanela

      right! a strange man climbs into a castle and kisses the princess and she isn’t calling the po pos!?!? a damn bear holds a woman hostage,forces her to love him,locks her in a house, is abusive, and has anger issues, yet she still wants to be with him. WOW!!!!

  • jackieOsassin

    this is exactly why i hate romcoms. i mean don’t get me wrong i’m not expecting every single movie i see to be believable and realistic (i know there’s a good chance that a person safely landing a crashing plane upside down doesn’t exist) but at the same time i don’t want them completely pulling my tail. complete foolishness.

  • IllyPhilly

    Hey don’t kill my dreams! Next you’re gonna tell me that if I’m walking down a dark alley in heels no 6’2 gorgeous guy who happens to be single and knows kung fu is gonna jump out and save me from a smug robber holding a loaded hand cannon or that I’ll magically see something amazing in my savior’s eyes that will make me take him home for some dramatic love making and afterwards he’ll draw me very well because he’s always a crime stopping artist wearing just a gaudy necklace

  • afroveda

    Cute article and very true. It’d be nice if this were on one page or done as a slideshow instead though.