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15 Movie Romances That Would Never Last in Real Life

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Feb 08, 2013 | 6:25pm EST

Just one week before Valentine's Day, agents for Bridget Jones's Diary author Helen Fielding confirmed the writer was at work penning a third installment of her popular franchise. And it's a good thing, because the raging cynic in me has been anxious to find out how Bridget and her beloved (and embattled) Mark Darcy would split up. 

GALLERY: 15 Classic Movie Romances That Would Never Have Lasted

Photograph: Miramax Films

Okay, so that might not be likely to happen by the last page of Fielding's sunny diary. But ever since seeing the 2001 film adaptation of Bridget Jones's Diary, I could make little sense of the duo's relationship, Jane Austen inspiration be damned — you'd think Darcy would eventually tire of being treated like an ugly Christmas sweater. 

But Bridget and Mark are hardly the only couple in classic romantic comedies that would never have stayed together in real life. Edward and Vivian, Samantha and Jake, Sam and super-stalker Annie — if these rom-com relationships were real, they would come to an end before you could say "Big mistake. Huge!"

So, fellow cynics, look through our gallery of 15 classic movie romances that would have never lasted, and join me in wishing no one a Happy Valentine's Day!

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[Image Credit: Miramax Films]


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