"Fools Rush In" and "Love Story" Comparison Essay by Research Group

"Fools Rush In" and "Love Story"
This paper compares the similar thematic background of the films "Fools Rush In" (1997) and "Love Story" (1970).
# 26289 | 1,050 words | 2 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 28, 2003 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Sociology (Media and Society)

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This paper discusses that the romantic comedy "Fools Rush In" and the drama "Love Story" both present a society in which social differences can be overcome by love, part of the American Dream. The paper explains that "Love Story" is a tragic story about the marriage of two young people, which also delves into the relationship each has with their father. The author feels that "Fools Rush In" is not a very good film, too given to stereotypes to be more than a frilly comedy.

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"The couples in these two films are drawn quite differently, though in both cases the male has a family seen as too stiff and soulless to allow for change, while the female has a family that is earthy, real, and open to change. This is less evident in "Fools Rush In" given that the girl's family also opposes this marriage and sees one element of the American Dream to be being left to live in a social and cultural enclave with your own kind, which is not that different from the way the WASP parents view what they want. The American Dream in "Love Story" is too widely accepted to be one specific thing. It is also too easy to achieve, with differences between ethnic groups being minimal when all are at least White if not of the same religion or background."

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