Alright, buckle up folks because we're about to go on a wild ride through the magical land of movie tropes! You know those moments in films where the protagonist seems to have it all figured out, life falls into place perfectly, and everything just seems to work out?
Yeah, well, I hate to burst your bubble, but reality begs to differ!
Let's face it, Movies
have a way of making life look like an easy walk in the park. The hero always saves the day, the girl always gets the guy, and everything is wrapped up nicely in a neat little bow. But let's be real here, life is messy, complicated, and often downright frustrating.
So, get ready to dive into the world of movie tropes and see how they stack up against real-life situations. Spoiler alert: things might get a little messy, but that's just part of the fun!
#1 Workaholics have enough time for everything
Source: © Suits / Universal Cable Productions
Hollywood loves to show successful people who prioritize work above everything else. And somehow, these characters look flawless and somehow manage to find time for exercise without ever showing signs of exhaustion. However, in real life, such a schedule would leave you looking like a hot mess. So let's just enjoy these Hollywood fantasies from afar and remember that a good night's sleep is more important than looking like a movie star.
#2 Kissing in the rain is sloppy and messy
Source: © The Notebook / New Line Cinema, © The Host / Chockstone Pictures , © A Rainy Day in New York / Perdido Productions
Romantic rain scenes in movies are iconic, but let's face it: getting caught in a downpour without an umbrella is not comfortable. Stick to the movies for your romantic moments, and stay indoors with a warm cup of cocoa when it rains. Your immune system will thank you.
#3 Talking next to a plane is so easy
Source: © She's Out of My League / Dreamworks Pictures and co-producers
Airport scenes in romantic comedies are a cliché. One character flies away, and the other chases after them, buying an unnecessary ticket. But in real life, airport security is no joke. Buying a last-minute ticket and then not flying will raise suspicion and lead to unpleasant questioning. So, let's leave the dramatic airport scenes to the movies and avoid any run-ins with security. After all, a happy ending doesn't always involve a chase through the airport.
#4 Random clues help
Source: © Castle / ABC Signature and co-producers
In detective shows like Castle and Elementary, every little detail seems to be magically related to the case. But in real life, people are surrounded by items that have no relevance to anyone but themselves. Finding a clue among personal belongings like a book from a grandmother or a grocery receipt for water and bananas could take forever. In reality, these details are more likely to lead to dead ends rather than solving a case.
#5 Friendships between men and women are never platonic
Source: © Just Go with It / Columbia Pictures and co-producers, © Friends with Benefits / Screen Gems and co-producers
In romantic comedies, if a man and woman are just friends, they'll probably end up as a couple by the end of the movie. But in reality, true friendship between men and women can exist without any romantic interest for years.
#6 Getting a tattoo is quick and easy
Source: © Divergent / Summit Entertainment and co-producers, © Friends / Warner Bros. Television and co-producers
In movies, getting a tattoo is easy. Characters get inked without much thought and without proper aftercare. Friends and Divergent show tattoo artists who don't discuss how to take care of them. But in reality, you need to be careful with hot showers, sauna, and gym workouts after getting a tattoo. In real life, proper aftercare is crucial for the healing process, which could take weeks.
#7 Nothing can really hurt you, except when the plots call for it
Source: © The Expendables / Millennium Films and co-producers, © Mission: Impossible III / Paramount Pictures and co-producers
We all love a good fight sequence in our favorite action movies. But let's be real, in the movies, the hero gets right back up and continues their mission without a scratch. But in reality, you'd be calling an ambulance faster than you can say "I'm too old for this sh*t". So, let's just sit back and enjoy the action-packed scenes from the safety of our couches. We'll leave the real fighting to the professionals and our imaginations.
#8 Toilets are never used the way they should be
Source: © Spider-Man: Homecoming / Marvel Studios and co-producers, © The Big Bang Theory / Warner Bros. Television and co-producers
Toilets in movies have many functions beyond just answering the call of nature. They're a place to cry, rest, eavesdrop, and even meet superheroes! But let's be real, in everyday life, we mostly just use them for their intended purpose.
#9 Women are always ready for an unexpected date
Source: © Suits / Universal Cable Productions and co-producers, © Letters to Juliet / Summit Entertainment and co-producers
In movies, women always meet Mr. Right anywhere, anytime, looking fabulous. But in reality, sometimes we just want to chill at home in our PJs and messy buns. The last thing on our minds is a sudden date. Let's schedule it for Friday when we can mentally prepare and wear our best outfits, okay?
#10 Online searches are always successful
Source: © The Twilight Saga: New Moon / Summit Entertainment and co-producers, © Supernatural / Warner Bros. Television and co-producers
Characters in movies seem to always find the information they need online with just a few clicks. Bella, for example, quickly found answers about Edward's supernatural nature. But in reality, searching for information about vampires and werewolves would require sifting through a ton of pop culture references. Even then, the information found may be scattered and unreliable, limited to disjointed chat forums.
#11 A charming person can sell anything
Source: © White Collar / Fox Television Studios and co-producers
In movies, a charming salesperson can sell anything with a couple of witty phrases. However, in reality, most people make big purchases more thoughtfully. Even if someone desires a cool sports car, the family budget may prevent them from making such impulsive expenses. It's not just a matter of a charming salesperson in a suit standing between the buyer and the expensive item, but rather practical considerations that come into play.
#12 People love rude and quirky people
Source: © The Big Bang Theory / Warner Bros. Television and co-producers, © Brooklyn Nine-Nine / 3 Arts Entertainment and co-producers
Movies and series often feature eccentric characters like Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory and Gina from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. They can be rude, selfish, and unbearable, yet people still tolerate them. However, in real life, not everyone would put up with such behavior.