Top 5 Films Featuring Dates
It's the Baftas this Sunday. We checked out the nominations and the only film that features a date is The Social Network, and that date, as you'll know if you've seen the film, ended very badly, but apparently (and let's take this with a large pinch of artistic licence) was the catalyst for Facebook, so swings and roundabouts really. It got us to thinking though, and we've come up with our top 5 films featuring a date (the most important criteria of which was none of them could feature Jennifer Aniston).
1. Pulp Fiction
Though Vince Vega would categorically tell you it was not a date, it most certainly was. They had a drink, they entered a twist contest and there was a lot of chemistry between the two of them. However, if you think you've been on a terrible date, you should remind yourself of how badly this one ended, and think yourself lucky.
2. Brief Encounter
If you've ever felt slightly awkward on a date, spare a thought for Alec and Laura in Brief Encounter. The buttoned-up, stiff-upper-lippedness of the 1940s made their affair jolly awful hard work and you can cut the awkwardness with a scone when they're busted by some busy-bodying biddies whilst on a clandestine lunch date.
3. Charlie's Angels
And the awkwardness and embarrasment justs keep coming. Though we guess if you go on a date with someone for the first time, dance to 'Baby Got Back' by Sir Mix-A-Lot on a stage in front of lots of people and they still come back for more, then you're onto a winner.
It's John Travolta again, younger, fitter, still dancing, but still not having much luck with his dates. Advice for the chaps: don't ditch your good lady for the local harlot, it goes down really badly. Though having said that, his good lady then dressed up like a total minx to win him back, so maybe this risky strategy is worth a try.
5. The Lady and the Tramp
Yes, we appreciate that they're cartoon dogs eating spaghetti by some bins behind a restaurant but at least their date turned out pretty well. An old bloke even turned up and serenaded them with his accordian. Maybe we've been hanging out at the wrong places...