Nicole Kidman's Suzanne Stone, resplendent in a pale-green mohair sweater and purple eyeshadow, is a spotlight-hungry weather girl who enlists teenaged Jimmy Emmett (Joaquin Phoenix) to get rid of her husband. Holden Caulfield pops up in small-town America with this 2002 flick. This time around, it's "Nuke" La Loosh, played by none other than Tim Robbins. Stephen Daldry's film about a concentration-camp guard, Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), and Michael Berg (David Kross), a teenager who becomes her lover, was controversial for several reasons, and not just because of the age difference between the protagonists. "What puzzles me, Harold, is that you want to sleep with your grandmother." So says a psychiatrist to this cult classic's death-obsessed protagonist about his joyous paramour, Maude—which just about sums up the other characters' opinions about this dark comedy's central relationship.
Starring Jennifer Aniston as an existentially challenged store clerk and Jake Gyllenhaal as her new, young (SO young! Wondering whether Sarandon and Robbins, who were a real-life couple, met on this particular set? Strangely, Ralph Fiennes, who played the grown-up Berg, is older than Winslet. Joe Gillis (William Holden), a young screenwriter seeking Hollywood success, is drawn into the web of delusional actress Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson)—with lethal consequences.
, which is out today, cast two huge stars—Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant—as husband and wife.One of the unusual things about this casting is that Grant is younger than Streep, just as St.(Which is annoying, since it's pretty much a given that Hollywood men will have much younger female love interests.) In fact, we wondered whether there were many movies at all where the female love interest was older—and we did find a few.Here are nine movie relationships between a woman and a younger man.Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.
Director: Emile Ardolino Jenny, a young American woman, moves to Paris and gets involved with Jack, who is seemingly the man of her dreams.
A teenaged boy comes to their rescue by leading them into the forest -- their best shot at survival.
Director: André Téchiné Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy.
Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.
Director: David Mackenzie Emmanuelle Béart stars as a widowed schoolteacher who flees Nazi-occupied Paris with her children.
He comes home to help his mother; he works out, takes a dead-end job, and ...