Romantic movies are but beautiful lies

Romantic films are meant to be watched and forgotten. Do not attempt to try anything they do.

That is the most important lesson: Learning about love from romantic movies is like learning road safety from The Fast And The Furious movies. It took me a long time to work that out.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 10, 2019, with the headline 'Romantic movies are but beautiful lies'. Print Edition | Subscribe