Think love is all sunshine and rainbows? Think again because these days, we’re even more susceptible to heartbreaks. The following movies show couples who fall deeply in love only to fall out of it for a lot of crazy reasons; some justifiable, some senseless and some for no reason at all.
If you’re in love or hoping to land the perfect relationship, you have to watch the following movies to learn a few things.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
This movie is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel. Leonardo Dicaprio plays Jay Gatsby, a billionaire known for throwing the most outrageous parties every week. Gatsby lives just across the bay from Daisy Buchanan, a woman he had a romantic relationship with years ago. Gatsby revealed he threw those lavish parties in hopes of her making an appearance which she did eventually.
Daisy who is married to an unfaithful and undeserving husband Tom decides to continue her love affair with Jay who treats her way better than Tom ever did. In an attempt to clear up this mess, the involved parties organized a seat down which didn’t end the way they intended. Gatsby and Daisy leave in the same car with Daisy behind the wheels. That night, Daisy accidentally kills Myrtle who happens to be Tom’s lover and although Daisy clearly committed the crime, Gatsby decides to take the blame for it and tells Daisy not to bother.
Seeking revenge for the death of his wife, Tom gets told by George that the car belonged to Gatsby and that he suspected Gatsby was Myrtle's lover.
The next morning, Gatsby hears the phone ringing and, thinking it is Daisy, climbs out of the pool. He is shot and killed by George; the green light on Daisy's dock is the last thing he sees.
Gatsby’s funeral was pretty sad, other than the media and Nick who narrated the entire story, there was no one present... not even Daisy who he threw those lavish parties for, who he took the blame for.
Gone Girl (2014)
If any movie shows how quickly love expires, it’s gone girl. Former New York-based writer Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) fell in love so quickly and decided to get married but what happens five years into the union?
They paint a picture of a happy home to the public while their marriage looks all the more feeble as the days go. On the day of their five year anniversary, Amy decides to go hiding leaving a trail of crazy and scary hints and evidences littered all in separate places for Nick and the police to have fun with. Nick who was an unfaithful companion becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance and although he wasn’t guilty, a series of over the top transactions and ridiculously well planned evidences painted him a disturbed man with a good enough reason to kill his wife who had made the world think she was pregnant.
Blue Valentine (2010)
Blue Valentine shows a married couple, Dean Pereira (Ryan Gosling) and Cynthia "Cindy" Heller (Michelle Williams), shifting back and forth in time between their courtship and the dissolution of their marriage several years later. With Dean who was a house painter and Cindy a nurse at a clinic, the movie shifts between present and past trying to uncover what went wrong between a young high school dropout and a pre-med student living with her parents.
The past shows how Dean decides to take responsibility for a child that wasn’t his all in the name of love while the present shows how Dean’s lack of ambition and Cindy’s retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.
Take This Waltz (2011)
Michelle Williams (againnnn) is torn between the husband Lou (Seth Rogen) whom she loves and a new man Daniel (Luke Kirby) in her life, whom she's unable to ignore.
Margot meets Daniel on a business trip and they hit it off immediately, she reveals to him that she was married.
Five years of marriage and Margot, a 28-year-old freelance writer struggles with her feelings for Lou. In an interesting turn of events, Daniel happens to be living down the road from Margot’s house which makes things a bit tricky for her struggling marriage. As the film progresses, Margot interacts more with Daniel and ultimately leaves her husband to be with him.
Revolutionary Road (2008)
The movie adaptation of Richard Yates' 1961 novel sees Titanic shipmates, Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet) always see themselves as far-removed from the conventionality of suburbia. Yet that is exactly what creeps up on them when they buy a house in Connecticut. He toils 10 hours a day in a job he hates, while she, as a 1950s homemaker, yearns for fulfillment and passion. Rebelling against the torpor of their lives, the couple plan an escape that may push them to their limits while raising two children.