4. Love On The Run
The Film: Mr & Mrs Smith (2005)
The Date Location: A Restaurant in Bogota, Colombia.
The Couple: John Smith (Brad Pitt), Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie).
Two assassins on the run meet at a club. They fall in love through some slinky slow dancing.
Does It End Well? Up to a point.
They get on like a house on fire, but the people trying to off them rather put a damper on things.
How To Recreate It In Blighty: The club/restaurant’s the easy part.
But if bullets start flying, chances are you’ll be banned for life.
5. Tough Love
The Film: William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)
The Date Location: House Of Capulet, fair Verona
The Couple: Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio), Juliet (Claire Danes).
Star-cross’d lovers R & J (not Richard and Judy) belong to warring factions, but end up finding love.
Does It End Well? Aside from their tragic future, the first proper date goes very well.
Romeo climbs Juliet’s balcony (steady!) to woo her and wakes up next to his crush the next morning.
How To Recreate It In Blighty: The local Travelodge won’t cut it, so maybe a stately home that features hotel rooms.
Just be careful while you’re climbing, or the date will end with you in hospital.