(2003) Nancy Meyers' rom com features both an older man-younger woman relationship and an older woman-younger man relationship.At the outset, Jack Nicholson romances Amanda Peet, who plays Diane Keaton’s daughter. The movie, however, preaches that age-appropriate love interests are best: Keaton and Nicholson are the characters you want to be together — when you’re not ogling the gorgeous Hamptons interiors. Jake Gyllenhaal’s exceedingly creepy Lou Bloom blackmails local news director Nina Romina (Rene Russo) into sleeping with him.Then, Julia discovers that Tom is using their torrid love affair to further his own acting ambitions. Darren (Daniel Craig) also happens to be married, and cheating on his wife with May's daughter. (1967)No name is more synonymous with these relationships than Mrs. Anne Bancroft is dead sexy as the iconic character who seduces Dustin Hoffman’s aimless Benjamin Braddock. Robinson also turns vicious as she tries to keep Benjamin from her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).
Sure, Doris is sort of dotty, and she certainly has no idea how to seduce a man, but she's still seen as desirable., but she's also portrayed as a boy-crazy lady who ruins lives.
Cinematic women who engage in affairs with younger men are often sexy, but also broken in some way or another.
Though the woman has the upper hand in terms of age, she is often a conquest for the virile dude., out March 11, doesn't exactly engage with those tropes.
We won't spoil whether or not Doris and John end up together, but ahead we look at some other movies featuring the age gap you're not used to seeing.(2000)This isn't a romance so much as it is a movie about the obsession, and the way younger people often turn older people into symbols.
In Amy Schumer's "Last Fuckable Day" sketch, Sally Field is a punch line.
She's the go-to example of how Hollywood marginalizes women of a certain age.
Whereas male movie stars are consistently paired with love interests 10 or 20 years their junior (see: who's been cast opposite Tom Cruise in the new Field pursues a man more than three decades her junior.
Field plays Doris, who finds herself smitten with John Fremont (Max Greenfield), the new guy in her office.
This is yet another example of the trope in which an older woman uses a younger man to revitalize her spirit. (2002) This Sundance hit features a mature-for-his-age 15-year-old who really wants to get with his stepmother (Sigourney Weaver), but first ends up with his stepmother's friend (Bebe Neuwirth).
Basically, if a teenager is the type who name-drops Voltaire, middle-aged ladies will be all over him.
Jennifer Aniston starred in this indie as Justine, a depressed 30-year-old retail clerk.