Reel life vs real life – It is in human nature to keep expectations from life, but meeting all expectations in real life is not possible. In movies, on the other hand, mostly all expectations get met.
Having expectations is no crime; it is in human nature and every individual expects certain things out of life.
However, the disappointing element is that not all expectations are met and these are the ones that we want the most.
I am connecting this harsh reality with movies, wherein all realities – good and bad – come to pass for the characters.
Sometimes, the disappointment gets us wondering if we are doing it wrong. The truth is NO! In fact, these expectations are the ones that are only met in a fictitious world.
Here are a few of these examples –
People Hanging Out in Large Groups
In movies and sitcoms, you must have seen people hanging out together in large groups. It all seems fun; everyone enjoys, flirts and goes home. In the world of entertainment, everything is truly entertaining. No prizes for guessing what happens in the real world; the opposite. Hang out with a couple of friends at a lame joint, talking and bitching about work and going home alone.
Fathers Approving Their Son’s Choice
Again, this does not happen in real life. 3 Idiots saw Farhan Qureshi’s father eventually giving in to his demands to pursue wildlife photography while he studies engineering. If a son takes one such chance in real life, a strict father will probably unleash hell before granting his son leave.
Falling in Love
Guy says “I love you”, the girl reciprocates saying ”I love you, too”. Movie ends on a happy note and the audience is pleased, too. In the real world, confessing feeling is not such an easy task. Moreover, even if a guy confesses his feelings, where’s the assurance that the girl will reciprocate positively? Well, that’s the chance people have to take not knowing what the future holds for them.
How many times has your pet affectionately approached a woman’s pet resulting in you two individuals getting to know one another? Never? Exactly. That is real life for you. In movies, on the other hand, you might have seen many such instances leading the main characters to fall in love and whatnot.
Everyone Knows How to Hotwire Cars
In movies, be it the lead character or the secondary one, everyone knows how to hotwire vehicles. You cut a couple of wires, join them and the vehicle is all good for stealing or a high speed chase. Try this in real life and you will end up with finger burns due to electrocution or in jail, if you manage to steal a vehicle.
Women Having Orgasms
Sex scenes in movies are fun to watch, you can’t deny that. The excessive moaning, dirty talk and of course, the nudity gets us going. In real life, not every woman achieves orgasm; some even manage to fake it, which is a slap in the face of men who think they did a good job. Well, but that’s life for you.