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Thursday Movie Picks: Valentine's Edition: May-December Romances

Hello you and welcome to Thursday Movie Picks, a weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves where you share three movies to fit the theme of the week each Thursday, just in case you just tuned in.

Love is in the air, Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and this is week two of the Valentine's Edition, and we are talking May-December Romances. For those unfamiliar with the topic - I didn't have to google it this time, for the record - all those romances with a big age gap fits. Here's my picks:

Lost In Translation (2003)

A well-known, middle-aged American actor, in Tokyo to shot a commercial for a whisky, meets Charlotte, the young wife of a visiting photographer. There's immediately chemistry between the two of them, and their friendship soon become a romance. The best part of this romance is that, for once, is not physical but about souls and minds. There is also great acting (Scarlett Johansson especially... I wonder what has happened to her). 

Carol (2015)

An immediate connection sparks between Therese, a young woman working in a Manhattan department store, and Carol, al alluring woman trapped in a loveless marriage. The connection eventually deepens, and love blossoms between the two women. A tender, and thoughtful film with a love scene masterfully done, beautifully shot and so wonderfully acted that it conveys all the passion of the moment. 

Oldboy (2003)

I bet you're wondering what the hell is doing this film here, right? A brutal and disturbing story about a man kidnapped, imprisoned and released after 15 years behind bars, who must find his kidnapper in 5 days. If you are familiar with the film, you know the tragedy that unfolds in the final act, a drama that would have never occurred if it wasn't for the sweet and moving romance between Oh Dae-su, the kidnapped man, and the young and beautiful Mi-do.

(I know the age gaps are not huge, but this is the best I could do. I'm sorry)

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