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May-December marriageadjective

  • ja(とても離れた)年の差婚
  • ena marriage in which one person is considerably older than the other

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You might not remember the romantic tearjerker 'Autumn in New York,' in which Ryder and Gere play a May-December couple,
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because it flopped pretty hard.
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There's no two ways about it.
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The couple's chemistry is completely lackluster and they're simply unbelievable as a pairing.
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And the storyline itself ⁠— about a young, terminally ill girl making a middle-aged, one-time hunk appreciate his life even more —
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is so tired.
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The lovers face significant obstacles ⁠—
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chiefly, the stigma of their May-December romance and the disapproval of Monica's parents ⁠—
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which pushes them to loudly proclaim their commitment to each other.
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"For your information, I am crazy about this man!"
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Love her or hate her, the end of Lady Edith's May-December romance with the much older Sir Anthony was sad,
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even if it was uncomfortable to watch.
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Fans of Downton Abbey will know that it ended at the altar.
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It was interference from the rest of the family—and Sir Anthony's inability to stand up to them—that put an end to this happy ending.
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Uncertainty about their age difference left Sir Anthony fleeing the church.
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And while Edith might've been devastated, she was ultimately better off
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that this mismatched marriage never happened.
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Perhaps the most famous movie ever made about May-December relationships,
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Harold and Maude was a box office failure in 1971, but over the years, it's gained a cult following.
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Today, it's often considered must-watch cinema.
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Although if you're only familiar with the basic premise,
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you might think this is a film simply about a kid who sleeps with a woman old enough to be his grandma.