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Old 07-20-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Yes. These are fantasies. We have to remember that books and movies like this is the same as porn for men.
Exactly. Some naive women believe men act like the ones in movies and romance novels, just like some men believe that porn is just like real life. It's all delusion but luckily there are a lot of clear-headed people who know better.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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Wow. That movie rocks. I'm sorry, but you need to watch it to have a better opinion.
I'd recommend Twilight if you were looking for a comedy. When I took my niece to the theater, I tried so hard to not laugh at the cheesy lines. But then half the theater exploded into laughter at one particular scene (can you guess?) and from then on, we'd hear a random chuckle.

To the OP, there is nothing realistic about Hollywood. That's why people watch - for an escape, amusement, or just plain entertainment. Both men and women characters in films/books would never exist in real life.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: US
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sometimes i think that movies and books and tv shows give me this unrealistic expectation in men.. it makes men seem deep and brooding and caring and multi-faceted and i have never met a guy like that or even close....
or do guys like this exist and i just dont meet them or should i just have no expectations at all...?

this is not a stab at guys, i love guys... i'm just saying

No guy you met has been caring and multi-faceted?
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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Twilight shouldn't be taken seriously. It is make-believe. The whole theme is about vampires and a werewolf. How much more fictional can it get? It is just a very beautiful story, nevertheless. For those who enjoy fiction, and a little romance, it is very cool.

Thank you. It is a nice escape, a fantasy and a darned enjoyable one.

Team Edward!
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:00 AM
 
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Of what I have seen it is usually some 40 something actor(whoever is considered the hot property at the moment) that portrays a 30 something single male:

1. who has an extremely high paid job or business he is almost never at, and on his rare visits gets nagged by either some old battleaxe or nerdy weird girl secretary
2. who has a very cool car, maybe a classic sportscar or convertible, that he parks anywhere without abandon and hops over the door
3. who has some incredible loft in the city
4. who is portrayed as being in the "friendzone" of the main woman character
5. who has an ex girlfriend that is the stereotypical bimbo or biatch
6. who then at some point comes to his senses and hooks up with the main female character.


The main female character of course is some trendy girl with all the latest fashion, a high paying or business job which she is rarely at and is probably engaged to some guy portrayed as a jackass or total doofus. Which of course she has to come to her senses and realize friendzone man is for her.
LOL! Pretty vivid picture you painted.......
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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sometimes i think that movies and books and tv shows give me this unrealistic expectation in men.. it makes men seem deep and brooding and caring and multi-faceted and i have never met a guy like that or even close....
or do guys like this exist and i just dont meet them or should i just have no expectations at all...?

this is not a stab at guys, i love guys... i'm just saying
I believe my first expectations of men were a reflection of my father and other male relatives and friends. Even before color TV, I didnt buy into holywoods portrayl of males.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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I really hate that kind of movie. And I'm just guessing, but it sounds like it's probably the plot of this movie:

No Strings Attached (2011) - IMDb
Never even heard of that one.

I'm sure you can find 50 movies from the past 10 years that somewhat fit my template.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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I believe my first expectations of men were a reflection of my father and other male relatives and friends. Even before color TV, I didnt buy into holywoods portrayl of males.
God, I wish all women were like you!
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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yea i wasn't talking about vampire fiction about unhuman men i was talking about regular movies with human men...
I don't know about regular movies, but the likes of Edward Cullen catapult me into a mid-life crisis of tween angst.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I'd recommend Twilight if you were looking for a comedy. When I took my niece to the theater, I tried so hard to not laugh at the cheesy lines. But then half the theater exploded into laughter at one particular scene (can you guess?) and from then on, we'd hear a random chuckle.

To the OP, there is nothing realistic about Hollywood. That's why people watch - for an escape, amusement, or just plain entertainment. Both men and women characters in films/books would never exist in real life.
We went and saw the first two films at the drive in, close to their end and in the middle of the week so there were only like...4 cars in the entire place. Me and my friend sat on lawn chairs without the sound on and just dubbed our own lines for the movie. Apparently, according to our other friends (who ended up turning off their radios to listen to our version) we were much better at dialogue than the actual movie

As for unrealistic expectations, I think it's true for both sexes. I think that's where a lot of women get the idea that they can turn a 'bad boy' into marriage material. They want to be that 'one woman' heroine that turns a player into a devoted husband. Blech. For the men, they see these beautiful actresses doing dishes or just hanging out looking nearly perfect...they don't realize that wardrobe and makeup and extensive and that everyday women don't usually look like that while vacuuming the house
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