The 10 Best Age Gap Romance Movies to Watch After ‘The Idea of ​​You’

Romance is complicated. The coming together of two or more people is not designed to be a smooth process and art has reflected that for generations, most recently in the new Amazon MGM romcom “The Idea of ​​You.” In honor of the film’s release on Prime Video, IndieWire has put together a list of the best age gap romance movies to enjoy after seeing Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine’s foray into the genre. From Robinne Lee’s bestseller, ‘The Idea of ​​You’ follows a 40-year-old gallery owner and divorcee who, after escorting her daughter to Coachella, ends up in a whirlwind romance with the 24-year-old. singer of a famous boy band. The book was adapted into a film by Michael Showalter and Jennifer Westfeldt, who in the past has dealt with complicated romances in films such as ‘Kissing Jessica Stein’ and ‘Friends With Kids’.

Speaking about how he handled the age difference in his film, director Michael Showalter (“The Big Sick,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”) told Indiewire, “We wanted the audience to feel good about them, that it would feel good about their love relationship and to advocate for them. I guess if he’s 20 years old and she’s 40, it just adds a layer of inappropriateness or whatever, but just not for this story.

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There are bound to be some movies on this list that don’t make audiences feel good about romance. Fine. That’s the beauty of film. We are allowed to like different things. In fact, that’s a central thread within all the films on this list. What the age gap film represents in cinema is the breaking down of conformity, in formal ways – such as the use of reflection and dolly shots in Douglas Sirk’s melodrama ‘All That Heaven Allows’ – and in informal ways – such as the sexuality on display is in Alfonso Cuarón’s films. coming-of-age road movie “Y Tu Mamá También”. However, we also make room on this list for feel-good films. Ultimately, we’re here to endorse love in all its limitless forms, so sit back, open your mind, and enjoy everything love can be with this list of the best age gap romance movies.

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