No, your favorite couples aren’t canon.
Growing up watching rom-coms, I have always romanticized the idea of finding the one true love, you know, finding one’s soulmate. I wanted the Hollywood-style love — over the top gestures, running after them to the airport, and all that. Now that I am an adult, I realize that real life starts after the movie ends.
While it is the norm for the lead couple to get together at the end of a romantic movie, the truth is some of them really shouldn’t have. In this Reddit thread by u/SalaciousDumb, people are pointing out couples who would have broken up after the movie ended — and I agree with most of them.
Nate and Andy from The Devil Wears Prada
Andrew and Sam in Garden State
Bruce and Selina in The Dark Knight Rises
Claire and John in The Breakfast Club
Joel and Clementine from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Bill and Jo in Twister
Benjamin and Elaine in The Graduate
Diane and Lloyd in Say Anything
Sandy and Danny in Grease
Kirk and Molly in She’s Out of My League
Ben and Allison in Knocked Up
Tom and Violet in The Five Year Engagement
Nick and Catherine in Basic Instinct
Truman and Sylvia from The Truman Show
Henry and Lucy in 50 First Dates
Tianna and the Prince from The Princess and the Frog
John and Melora in Magnolia
Victor Laslo and Ilsa in Casablanca
Debra and Baby in Baby Driver
Pat and Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook