12 Completely Unrealistic Parent/Child Age Gaps in Movies: GALLERY

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Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell in 'Alexander'
Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell in 'Alexander'
Warner Bros.
Jolie is only a year older than her “son,” Farrell. It doesn't matter how attractive these two are, it doesn't make them feasibly related as mother and son. Creepy. {Photo Credit: Warner Brothers}
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Taraji P. Henson and Brad Pitt in 'Benjamin Button'
Taraji P. Henson and Brad Pitt in 'Benjamin Button'
Paramount Pictures
Sure, Pitt had a disease that made him age in reverse, and she was essentially his step-mom, but still: no one believed this one, right? Pitt is 48 — actually 6 years older than Henson! {Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures}
3
Daniel Radcliffe in 'Woman in Black'
Daniel Radcliffe in 'Woman in Black'
CBS Flims
Harry Potter as a dad? It’s hard enough to believe the 23-year-old could be old enough to even have sex (The Boy Who Lived should be kept asexual), but to have a 4-year-old son as well. Sure, it was feasible, but still. No, just no. {Photo Credit: CBS Films}
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Cuba Gooding Jr. and Laurence Fishburne in 'Boyz n the Hood'
Cuba Gooding Jr. and Laurence Fishburne in 'Boyz n the Hood'
Summit Entertainment
If Laurence Fishburne could've had a child at seven years old — the age difference between Mr. Styles and his son Tre (Cuba Gooding Jr.) — then and only then would their father/son relationship be believable in this 1991 film. {Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment}
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Ava Gardner and Lorne Greene in 'Earthquake'
Ava Gardner and Lorne Greene in 'Earthquake'
Universal Pictures
In this film, the lucky number is again seven: As in, Lorne Greene was only seven years older than Ava Gardner, who played his daughter in this 1974 disaster film. {Photo Credit: Universal Pictures}
6
Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in 'Vanity Fair'
Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in 'Vanity Fair'
Fun fact alert! Did you know that before he was a sparkly vampire named Edward, Robert Pattinson played son to Reese Witherspoon's mom (uncredited) in 'Vanity Fair'? Yeah, that age gap is real weird considering they played lovers later in their careers. {Photo Credit: Focus Features}
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Olivia Wilde and Justin Timberlake in 'In Time'
Olivia Wilde and Justin Timberlake in 'In Time'
Twentieth Century Fox
Okay, come on. Justin Timberlake, who plays Olivia Wilde's son in the sci-fi-tinged flick, is actually three years OLDER than the woman who plays his mom. I understand this is the future and everyone stops aging after 25, but still. These two should date, not be related. {Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox}
8
Jessie Royce Landis and Cary Grant in 'North by Northwest'
Jessie Royce Landis and Cary Grant in 'North by Northwest'
MGM
Ms. Landis was only seven years older than her on-screen son Cary Grant in this 1959 film. Proof that ageism has existed for a real long time in Tinseltown. (Also, what's with the number seven on this list?) {Photo Credit: MGM}
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Angela Lansbury and Laurence Harvey in 'The Manchurian Candidate'
Angela Lansbury and Laurence Harvey in 'The Manchurian Candidate'
MGM
Poor Angela. She's always playing the mother to unrealistically too-old men. There was the time she was Elvis Presley's mom in 'Blue Hawaii' and also here, as the mother to three-years-her-junior Laurence Harvey in the 1962 film. {Photo Credit: MGM}
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Rachel McAdams and Amy Poehler in 'Mean Girls'
Rachel McAdams and Amy Poehler in 'Mean Girls'
Paramount Pictures
Here's another film with the seven-year problem: Despite how freakishly young McAdams looks for her age, she's still only seven years younger than her on-screen cool mom, Amy Poehler. The fact that McAdams was 26 when playing a 17-year-old should blow your mind sufficiently for the evening. {Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures}
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Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Foy in 'Breaking Dawn Part 2'
Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Foy in 'Breaking Dawn Part 2'
Summit Entertainment
Ah yes, the relationship that started the ball rolling. I know vampire/human hybrid beings age faster than normal folks, but, jeez, is anyone else just sort of thinking the sight of Stewart as a mom of a 12-year-old is sort of, well, crazy? Especially when Stewart is only 10 years older than Mackenzie. The math here, it just doesn't add up! {Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment}

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