Thursday Movie Picks - Romance Tropes: Forced Proximity
It's another romance trope week at Wandering Through The Shelves. This week we're talking forced proximity. ie: characters bein stuck in the same place. I'm not going to lie, not a single movie came to mind when I read this theme. I had to sit with this for a while. I'm sure others will have better bubblier rom-com picks, but here's where I ended up.
1) It Happened One Night - Both characters are stuck on a bus, then stuck traveling together when said bus leaves them behind. I had this as a Blind Spot pick at one point and it was sweet! It's also literally the blue print for almost every rom com to follow.
2) Tonight You're Mine/ You Instead- (This movie has two different names depending on where you live in the world) Two musicians are randomly handcuffed together at a music festival and must fine a way to both perform, and break free of each other. They catch feelings instead. This film is very chaotic, but the two leads together were wonderful. It had more heart that I expected it to.
3) God's Own Country - Two men work together on an isolated farm in rural Yorkshire. This might be stretching it with "forced proximity" but I felt like it fit because there wasn't really many places for these two guys to go. I love this movie, it's been on my mind lately and I think I'm do for a rewatch. Incredible chemistry between the leads.