“Life just isn’t like the movies is it? We’re constantly led to believe in resolution in the establishment of the ideal status quo, and it’s just not true. Happy endings are a myth. Designed to make us feel better about the fact that life is just another thankless struggle.” – Spaced (1999)
Valentine’s day is a strange one. Love is a strange one. All the promises and ideal views of love and romance are just simply not really true. Love and Romance is a complex beast, with the simple happy ending just not being true. Relationships are just as much about persevering through lows as they are about the highs. We’ve selected some great films for anti-Valentines day. Let’s get nihilistic!
The Who’s film about mods and rockers is much more than a simple musical. Accompanied by the legendary soundtrack, a huge part of our protagonist’s development is tied to his whirlwind romance. Quadrophenia is, at its heart all about learning that relationships and love are not all black and white. Additionally, the film has an overall coming-of-age film theme makes it incredibly relatable and powerful. Also, Sting is in it and he looks FABULOUS.