Submitted for your consideration:
Three pieces of movie art that have been used this season in “For Your Consideration” ads.
Three couples, lying on their backs, seen from above.
Tenderness, affection, love …
So which of the three films is the love story?
Which of the relationships is the healthy one?
That would be the cartoon, “Up.”
It’s a love story with a lot of action, a talking dog, a floating house and a bunch of other stuff thrown in … but a love story nonetheless, between the happy couple from the ad.
As for those two other ads, we’ve got a sociopath preying on a teenage girl, and a gay man mourning the loss of his love and fending off advances from a female friend.
But hey, they all look happy in these ads.
And, you know, a little bit of misdirection is a time-honored tradition when you’re selling a film.