9 Delightfully Bleak Anti-Valentine's Day Movies

February 5, 2015 6:18 AM

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If you're in a relationship, the pressure is on to conform to some predetermined way of expressing love for your partner. If you're single, the pressure is on to feel lousy about being single. Either way, you can't win on Valentine's Day, so why not curl up with a good movie that shares the same ambivalence toward this whole 'love' thing that you do? Here, in alphabetical order, are nine films that will help you recover from The Notebook.

The happy ending feels like an afterthought at the close of this excoriating view of the commerce involved in human sexual relationships. Jack Lemmon plays Bud Baxter, a nebbish who rises up the corporate ladder by letting his superiors use his apartment for extramarital trysts, one of which involve...

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