Oscar Poster Pop Quiz

Can you spot the happy couple in recent movie ads?

Last Updated: December 16, 2009 @ 9:36 PM

 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.