Chemistry. It’s the magic ingredient in any romantic relationship, and especially if that romance is to play out in close ups ten foot high across the world’s movie screens. Bogart and Bacall had it. Tracy and Hepburn. Burton and Taylor. George Clooney has it with almost everyone (on screen), and so does Julia Roberts. On the other hand, Jennifer Aniston seems to have the opposite effect. Watching the stars in the dark, it’s only natural that a person would start to dream. So let’s go there. Imagine you could spend Valentine’s Day on a date with any movie character – who would you choose? Consider this the LOVEFiLM low down on some recent contenders in the fantasy dating game. Pair them off with each other – or put yourself into the equation, whatever tickles your fancy. After all, Valentine’s is tailor-made for secret admirers…
Edward Cullen(Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga)
Pros: A sensitive male with a toothy grin and shimmering skin that sparkles in the sunlight.
Cons: A bit long in the tooth (he’s over a hundred) and things could get a bit out of hand in bed.
Driver(Ryan Gosling in Drive)
Pros: Strong, silent, a dab hand with a gear stick and knows what he’s doing under the hood.
Cons: Seems like the crash and burn type. And what kind of a name is “Driver”?
Cal Weaver(Steve Carell in Crazy Stupid Love )
Pros: Can light a boiler. Caring. Knows Ryan Gosling.
Cons: Deep down he’s a square and always will be.
Albert Narracott(Jeremy Irvine in War Horse)
Pros: Loves nature, not afraid to get his hands dirty and once he’s mounted will ride all day.
Cons: Dirt poor and stubborn as a mule.
Erik Lensherr(Michael Fassbender in X-Men: First Class )
Pros: Attractive and cerebral, could pull almost anything..
Cons: Packs a lot of baggage and holds a grudge.
Lisbeth Salander(Rooney Mara in The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo )
Pros: Useful in a scrap, super smart, cool tattoo.
Cons: Probably knows too much about you already.
Adriana(Marion Cotillard in Midnight in Paris )
Pros: A model, knows her painters and the best old Parisian haunts.
Cons: Forever hung up on the good old days.
Marilyn Monroe(Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn )
Pros:Famous international sex symbol.
Cons: Stalked by her acting guru, her agent, millions of fans – and the press.
Mavis Gary(Charlize Theron in Young Adult )
Pros: Looks like Charlize Theron. Hip. Likes a drink.
Cons: Possibly psychotic.
Laura(Stephanie Sigman in Miss Bala)
Pros: She’s had it so bad a date with you can only seem like a significant improvement.
Cons: Enemies in high places – and no luck.