This week, the theme for Wanderer's Thursday Movie Picks Meme is movies about young love. This was a tricky one since it's not a subject I'm that familiar with and I didn't want to just jump straight to the obvious choice (any film version of Romeo and Juliet). The first was a bit of a stretch but I've still managed to find three movies that should fit the criteria for this week. Even better is that for once I've actually managed to release this one on a Thursday.
So here is my questionable list. As usual I've listed them by year of release:
How Stanley Kubrick managed to complete this extremely controversial movie based on an even more controversial book (and get James Mason of all people in the lead role) I'll never know. Even the film's trailer can't figure it out. Essentially, it's the story of a middle-aged professor who while staying at a boarding house with a middle-aged single mother finds himself attracted to her fourteen-year-old daughter. What starts off as him being a suitable father figure quickly takes a downward spiral as Mason becomes increasingly obsessed with Lolita, leading to a twisted affair that will change their lives forever.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
We Anderson's quirky little comedy brings the touching story of two adolescents who face love at first sight. Both are social outcasts (albeit in very different ways) from different backgrounds who feel they are not wanted and so decide to run away together, which in turn affects the whole rest of the town. Lots of strange shenanigans ensue as they do everything they can to avoid being separated all while a violent hurricane is coming.