Post # 1
So, I decided to watch Liberal Arts with Josh Radnor in it, and I saw nothing but great user reviews on IMDb. Here I was thinking it would be the guy who is 16 years older than the girl would end up realizing that age isn’t really that important if you’re both adults with the same ideals, interests, etc. Which, in my opinion, they were. Well, the guy ended up having a deep connection with this girl, blowing her off, and then meeting an “age appropriate” book store cashier. I was SO disappointed and he also slept with a woman who must have been like 20 years older than him the very night he rejected sleeping with the girl who was 16 years younger than him. What a hypocrite. It was a clean overall movie which I appreciate comparing it to some of the movies that are just so filled with stuff I don’t need to see, lol, but this was so annoying to me. I really felt like she was his soulmate, as the movie seemed to me to say, then all of a sudden nope. Nope. I was really disappointed. Lol. I think it’s romantic sometimes if people that age difference really connect with each other. This really made me kind of sad. Here I was expecting him to come to his senses that they were meant to be together, then he just winds up with this random bookstore girl. Idk. It seemed very odd to me.
Post # 3
You seem really hung up on the age difference you have with your partner based on your recent threads. Isn’t he only 4 years older? And you’re 19?
Post # 4
@bowsergirl: I’m not sure what you mean… I find it kind of sad really that people would throw away love or something that could turn into love over something like age. I just know a lot of people who have large age difference and they’re some of the happiest people I know. My great grandparents were 19 years apart and they were married till the day they died and so happy. The movie I had no idea what it was gonna be about and the synopsis was misleading. I found it rather offensive that the main male character refused to be with the girl he obviously had feelings for over an age difference, then went on to sleep with a woman who seemed twice his age that very night… I don’t have a problem with the age difference between me and my fiance. It isn’t a big age difference at all in my opinion. My threads where I was curious were just being curious. This was totally unrelated actually lol. I know it was just a movie, but I feel like it was almost no point to the movie at all. The only point I really saw being made was the guy gave up a girl he had a lot in common with over age difference, only to turn around and sleep with someone with more age difference that night and then find what he called “age appropriate” at the end of the movie. It was an odd movie to me I guess lol. But it was really unrelated to my previous threads lol oddly enough.
Post # 5
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My FI and I were disappointed too. We are 19 years apart and hoped for once that a movie would show that age gaps are ok! This one was so uncomfortable with the idea that they didn’t even get together and try it to see if it would work. There was no reason it shouldn’t have worked either. Stupid.
Post # 6
@MissBettsy: +10000 I know! It was really sad to me since they had SO much in common!!! And the part where he said it wasn’t morally right burned me up completely. That really made my blood boil. Then the super sad part is it looked like she went and slept with that other guy… Come on. It was really disappointing too he was such a hypocrite… I think age gaps can be better for relationships, especially since I’ve seen girls tend to mature more quickly than boys. I know guys my age are still in partying phases, while guys a few years older have seemed to have had a better chance of growing out of it. I never was attracted to guys exactly my age. It was always at least two years older. I’m not saying that all guys mature later than girls, but at least in my area and social group that’s the case. If I were forced to marry a guy my age, I would probably wait till I was at least 22 to even consider marriage. Although, I must say my fiance was never in a partying, I-don’t-want-to-commit phase. I would have been fine with him if he had been my age! But, in general I think age difference can work for the better more times than not. Although, if I had been 16 and I brought home my fiance who was 21 then, my parents would have really panicked! 😛
Post # 7
I should check out this movie…