Love Scenes In Movies That Everyone Agrees Took Things To Far
Going to the movies is supposed to be a fun time, but let's face it, nothing ruins the experience quite like a steamy love scene that makes you want to crawl under your seat. What’s worse, your mom, dad, and even your grandma are sitting next to you. We're not talking about a sweet kiss or a little bit of cuddling here - we're talking about those love scenes that make you want to cover your eyes, or even better, run for the hills.
Here are some cringe-worthy movie moments that took things way too far because of some grown-up materials. If you want to avoid feeling like you need a shower after your movie, we suggest you skip these films and opt for something a little less awkward. After all, there's only so much uncomfortable squirming one person can handle. Trust us, your date (or grandma) will thank you.
You know, that little indie film that only became the highest-grossing movie of all time and won 11 freaking Oscars? Yeah, that one. But let's be real, we all know why this movie is so unforgettable - it's because of those two scenes that made us all feel awkward and uncomfortable while sitting next to our parents.
Rose asks Jack to capture her beauty on canvas while wearing nothing but a necklace. And of course, Jack is more than happy to oblige, leading to a sensual and lengthy painting session that made us all wonder how this movie was only rated PG-13. But wait, there's more! Because then, Jack and Rose climb into the back of a car and things get heated. Let's just say, we all learned what the phrase "steamy car ride" meant that day.
Watching these scenes with your parents was like playing a game of "who can squirm the most without actually leaving the room." You just wanted Rose to put some clothes on and for Jack to stop being so darn charming. But alas, they continued with their forbidden romance and we all had to deal with the aftermath of those uncomfortable scenes. But hey, at least it gave us something to talk about during those awkward car rides home from the movie theater.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin — Too much, too fast
Looking for a movie that combines great performances with cringe-worthy content? Look no further than "American Beauty"! Sure, the film has its merits, but it's hard to ignore the fact that one of the plotlines involves a dad who can't resist his teenage daughter's friend. And when Kevin Spacey and Mena Suvari finally get down and dirty (thankfully, not all the way), it's enough to make anyone lose their lunch.
The moment where Spacey covers Suvari with a blanket is so cringe-worthy that it's a wonder anyone made it through the scene without having to pause for a breather. But hey, at least it's all over before you know it. And if that's not enough to put you off the film, just remember: Spacey's character meets a rather grisly end shortly thereafter.
Gone Girl — Take a hard left into horror
Neil Patrick Harris plays Desi, a poor sap who falls victim to Amy's (Rosamund Pike) twisted plot to frame her husband for murder. The scene is set up to be steamy, with a sultry bordello vibe and seductive lighting. But don't let that fool you - this isn't your typical love scene.
Just as things are heating up, we're hit with a plot twist that would make M. Night Shyamalan blush. Amy pulls out a razor and slashes Desi's throat mid-thrust. Talk about a mood killer. Neil Patrick Harris reportedly had a tough time filming this scene, and we can't blame him. But at least it was over quickly - unlike that time you got stuck on a bad date for hours.
Demolition Man — Virtual insanity
In this 1993 sci-fi flick, Sylvester Stallone plays John Spartan, a cop who gets cryogenically frozen and wakes up in 2032 to a world that's totally wacky. Enter Sandra Bullock as police lieutenant Lenina Huxley, who initiates the future-lovin' with the sexiest phrase ever uttered: "general state of neurological arousal.
As Lenina emerges from her bedroom, robe-clad and wielding two skull-clamping VR helmets, John starts to wonder what kind of future he's woken up to. But he's a good sport and decides to give it a go. That is, until the split-second, multicolored images of Lenina start flashing before his eyes at rapid-fire speed. It's enough to make anyone rip off their helmet in a panic.
But at least we know what "making love" looks like in the future. And we have to admit, it's pretty trippy.
It all happens so fast, too. One minute you're settling in with some hot cocoa and a blanket, and the next minute you're cringing as John and Judy awkwardly writhe around on a movie set. And to make matters worse, poor Judy is asked to take her top off for the sake of lighting and camera angles. Yikes!
Sure, there are plenty of other cringe-worthy moments in Love Actually, but this one takes the cake. It's like a splash of cold water in the middle of a warm and cozy bath. But hey, at least it's over quickly and we can move on to the other storylines of people trying to cheat on their partners.
Remember the classic 80s film at had us all cheering for a team of goofy scientists? When Aykroyd's character Ray is catching some Zs at the firehouse, he has a dream about a ghostly encounter. And boy, does he encounter her! The ghost appears as a beautiful woman, and she's got one thing on her mind: pleasuring Ray. The scene cuts to Ray's belt and pants being undone, leaving little to the imagination. And the footage of Ray's eyes rolling back in his head makes it pretty clear what's happening in this spectral fantasy.
While the rest of the movie is family-friendly, this scene was a total curveball. As a kid, you probably missed the implications. But as you got older, it became more and more awkward to watch with your parents. Let's just say that "ghostly pleasure" isn't something you want to discuss with your family over the dinner table.