Unhappy man rescued by woman: Twitter user points out the most repetitive movie plot

A selfish, unhappy man hurting everyone close to him, is the most overused movie plot of all times

What was The King’s Speech about? King George VI’s reputation was on the line, only to be saved by his wife who takes him to a speech therapist. Titanic? A penniless artist struggling with himself, only to be bedazzled by a rich, young lady. In Gone With The Wind, Ashley Wilkes is supposed to be married to his cousin but changes his ways after seeing Scarlett O’Hara and her 18-inch waistline.

How many movies have we seen which focus on a male protagonist battling his problems, only to be rescued by the heroine who shows him the better side of life? A Twitter user pointed out that movies always rely on this repetitive plots and netizens seemed to agree with her opinion. She wrote about how many Oscar-nominated movies revolved around the story of an unhappy man who hurt everyone in pursuit of his dream.

The parent tweet read:

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And the reactions it received:

While the user was talking about Hollywood movies, it is hard to miss that many Bollywood movies follow the same pattern. These examples further proof the point:

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani:
Main udna chahta hoon, daudna chahta hoon, girna bhi chahta hoon … bus rukna nahi chahta,” said Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) and almost everyone thought of him as a millennial idol. A closer look reveals, he was far from that. His selfishness to achieve his dreams hurt everyone close to him including his father, childhood friend and the girl who loved her.

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Aashiqui 2:
Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapur) had alcohol issues long before he met Arohi (Shraddha Kapoor). After ‘falling in love’ with her and unable to seek help for his problem, Rahul found it easier to end his life. So much for romance!

Jab Harry Met Sejal:
After being heartbroken, Harry (Shah Rukh Khan) left his family in a Punjab village and took the job of a tour guide in Europe. But changing continents, did little to change his behaviour and he hurt everyone on the way.

About time we changed the plot.

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