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Entries from December 2010

Turning the calendar on May-December month

December 31st, 2010 · No Comments

In the month of December, I matched Shopgirl (2005) with seven recent films about lovers separated by age. The finest remains Susan Sarandon & James Spader in White Palace (1990), where a happy ending was the only misstep in an otherwise candid romance. At the shallow end of the pool are Michelle Pfeiffer & Paul […]

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Tags: Thoughts and theories

The Girl Was A Zygote When You Were In the 7th Grade

December 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

This month’s theme was hatched after yet another person with better taste than me recommended that I add the 2005 romantic drama Shopgirl to my queue. Looking for nine more films with similar themes, “Cat Food”, “Rain” and “Corset” were all considered and rejected before I settled on “May December Romance”. So in the month […]

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Tags: Brother/brother relationship · Coming of age · Cult favorite · Drunk scene · Famous line · Midlife crisis · Music · Road trip · Small town · Unconventional romance

Not The Man I Dreamt I Might Be When I Was Young

December 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This month’s theme was hatched after yet another person with better taste than me recommended that I add the 2005 romantic drama Shopgirl to my queue. Looking for nine more films with similar themes, “Laundromat”, “Love Triangle” and “Shaving Legs” were all considered and rejected before I settled on “May December Romance”. So in the […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Midlife crisis · No opening credits · Road trip · Unconventional romance