Anyway, it is nearly Valentine's Day, so here I present my favorite oddball and under the radar love stories. Some are relatively minor subplots that I find particularly poignant. Some are unrequited. And even among the reciprocal love stories, they don't all have happy endings because the story doesn't really end at the onset, does it? But they are all great.
|A LITTLE ROMANCE|
|STARTER FOR 10|
|BENNY & JOON|
|MOZART AND THE WHALE|
|HAROLD AND MAUDE|
|SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE|
|ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE|
|OVER THE EDGE|
possibly the best film ever made.
Starter for 10 might have a cult following of one person, me. But Benedict Cumberbatch is in it, so someone else is bound to figure it out.
And I may be the only person on earth who thinks Buckaroo Banzai is primarily a love story. Everyone who writes about it seems to think the plot is ridiculous or incomprehensible.
But I'll stand by that!
EDIT: I really should have mentioned these two, even though Sixteen Candles concludes absurdly and the "love" story is possibly the least interesting thing about it ..
and also The Princess Bride and Enchanted, which are so utterly ludicrous and perfect they belong in a category of their own.