Just now reading this thread for the first time. Interesting how much sand some of you have in your vaginas about this "older/younger" thing. A few comments:
[quote]Thirty-five is the max for women, realistically 30 is the ceiling for being considered prime fuck bait.
Right. Tell that to Jennifer Aniston, voted GQ's Sexiest Woman on the Planet at the age of 41 (seriously), or 40-year-old Cameron Diaz, or 46-year-old Halle Berry.
[quote]Why complain that revenues are down, if you're also ignoring huge blocks of potential movie goers?
Revenue isn't down because the studios are ignoring any segment targets. There are plenty of intelligent, well-made films that would appeal to older people of both genders. I'm already planning to see "Lincoln" and "Django Unchained" with my 64-year-old mom when home for Christmas in a couple of weeks, both films at *her* suggestion. (Over Thanksgiving we saw "Skyfall" at mine, and she loved it.) It's not like romances are the only films that appeal to filmgoers over 40!
Ben Affleck & Bradley Cooper looking "rough" or "old" - proof positive that you bitches have been BLINDED by Hollywood. Not only does neither of them look old, they both look AMAZING for their age. I'd suggest looking at the head of an average 40-year-old and observing the saggy/droopy eyes, large nasolabial folds, thick brow furrows, etc., and *then* try to gauge Ben & Bradley's hotness level. (Btw if you want to see someone who *really* looks old for his age, try Gordon Ramsay.)
Henry Cavill being too "young" for Amy Adams - I consider this de facto payback for audiences being expected to buy 23-year-old Kate Bosworth as 35-year-old Lois in "Superman Returns." To think she's supposed to be five years *older* than Margot Kidder in the first two originals! Anyway, Amy can pass for 30ish and Clark's supposed to be 3-4 years younger than Lois anyway (at *least*), so I don't have trouble with this concept.
CZJ & Sean Connery - you seriously think this is a "farce" considering she's married IRL to a man 30 years her senior?? (and not that much older than Connery)
Hot women dating "ugly" men - first of all, you bitches need to calibrate your definition of "ugly." Zach Braff, for instance, may not be "traditionally hot," but compared to the bald & obese fuggos you encounter in your day-to-day lives at Walmart or wherever, he's practically a Playgirl centerfold. I don't find it remotely implausible that he played Natalie Portman's love interest in "Garden State." That said: yes, I do find the obese comedian/hottie-much-younger wife thing to be ridiculous, but keep in mind that these shows are de-facto wish fulfillment for all the obese fuggos out there who *wish* they were married to someone like Jenny McCarthy.
Finally, I'm amazed no one's mentioned an *actually* creepy age-differential combo: Bill Murray romancing Scarlett Johansson in "Lost in Translation." She was 17 at the time of filming!! (and he was 52) Her character was supposed to be 25ish, but still.