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May-December Screen Romances

I watched Daddy Longlegs today. Such wonderful music and dancing, and such a big age gap between Leslie Caron and Fred Astaire  (32 years).

 

It made me think of Woody Allen and Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan (26 years).

 

What are your favorites? Are May-December love movies going out of fashion?

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@PickyPicky3 wrote:

I watched Daddy Longlegs today. Such wonderful music and dancing, and such a big age gap between Leslie Caron and Fred Astaire  (32 years).

 

It made me think of Woody Allen and Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan (26 years).

 

What are your favorites? Are May-December love movies going out of fashion?


Personally, I hope so!  I see such large age discrepanices where the man is so much older as laughable.

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The one movie that comes to mind is "Breezy" with Kay Lenz and William Holden. I mainly like the movie because of the beach house that is used in the movie. It came out in the early 70's. The age difference between the two was 35 years.

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In the movie Marry Me starring Jennifer Lopez she is engaged to Maluma. He is 25 years younger than JLo.

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Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart.   Love that movie.

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@Chopsmom     Sabrina is the only movie where I equally love the original and the remake.

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I'll say The Lion in Winter with Kate Hepburn and Peter O'Toole.  Hepburn was just over 60 and O'Toole was 36, playing a 50 year-old Henry Plantagenet.

 

 

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Humbert Humbert and Dolores Haze in "Lolita" (can't remember the actors)

 

Karl Malden and Carroll Baker in "Baby Doll"