Monday, April 29, 2013

Y is for Young Love

Aaaah...spring is in the air. That time of year when a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love....(that is a quote I still remember from one of the Little House on the Prairie books). And who doesn't love young people falling in love. I mean, love at any age is great, but there is something truly magical about the first time. Through books and movies we get to vicariously experience that magic again and again. No wonder teenage/young love is such a popular theme. 

And here are some of my favorite young couples. 

Romeo and Juliet: What can I even say? Despite the fact that they both die in the end, this story is timeless because this is the kind of crazy, burning, all-consuming love everyone wants to feel at least once in their lifetime. 

Jack and Rose, Titanic: I always hate the fact that Jack died in the end. I also know the movie wouldn't have been nearly as good if he hadn't. haha Still, it always seemed  like maybe he should've at least looked for his own board to float on? Just a thought. At any rate, I still love this classic rich "spoiled" girl meets poor "salt-of-the-earth" guy and they both realize that love can overcome any difference. 

Allie and Noah, The Notebook: This is a story about the amazing strength of love and it's ability to transcend both distance and time. Allie and Noah will always be the most romantic couple I've ever seen. 

Landon and Jaime, A Walk to Remember: I know this movie isn't as big as the first three I named, but  it's a beautiful story. Jaime teaches Landon to believe in himself and, in return, he teaches her how to live. It's another "troubled-boy-saved-by-the-love-of-a-good-girl" story, but with a heartbreaking twist. If you're going to watch it, make sure you have your tissues ready. 

Jamal and Latika, Slumdog Millionare: His whole life, Jamal never forgets Latika. She inspires so much of what he does. His unwavering devotion to her makes this couple really stand out as one of my favorite young loves. 

Ron and Hermione, Harry Potter  Come on. You guys knew you weren't getting through this without a HP reference. Haha. And I know Ron and Hermione aren't from some awe-inspiring romantic movie but that is exactly why I love them as a couple. Their love is like a little plant that grows amid this wild jungle of epic events. It develops slowly but, by the end, is even stronger for how well they know both the good and the bad in each other.

Buttercup and Westley, The Princess Bride: As you wish. What more can I say? 

Which couple do you love most? Who would you have included? 


  1. i don't see many of these types of films, just not my style... though i would like to add... luke meets leia in star wars... well you know before they find out they are related. wink!

    your list has nice balance of wonderful films.

  2. Tris and Four from Divergent and Alex and Lena from Delirium. Not even I could leave out Harry Potter. Cool list and congrats on making it this far.

  3. Westley and Buttercup! Hmmm...I'll have to think about some others. I know they are out there, but it's Monday morning, =P Great topic!

  4. hi there ... young love is idealistic but there are moments when in the sunset of life, it is good to remember how once we were young and in love! yet, i am grateful that i have found love and have been with him for 28 years (until forever) ...

    i love Allie and Noah ... their love truly transcended time and distance ... visiting from A to Z :)

    April (bob's wife)

  5. Hi Karen .. I've no idea about Allie and Noah - obviously a film I need to watch sometime ... I'm afraid I'm a goner re couples .. so no choices to add to yours and anyone elses ..

    Cheers Hilary

  6. I am only familiar with Princess Bride :( But what more need is there for anything else?!