Older males are romantically attracted to much younger females all the time and vice versa.
But being attracted to someone isn't the same as wanting to marry the person or even have sex. You can be naturally attracted to someone, but dismiss any further entanglement for numerous reasons, such as you're married, s/he is married, s/he is too young, s/he is too old, you prefer being single, etc. You have to keep wisdom (common sense) in view when dealing with passions.
This was touched on in "Lost in Translation" and, less so, "Entrapment"; several other flicks as well, I'm sure.
I'm just offering my two cents, not criticizing anything anyone said.
True enough in a general sense. All relationships are complicated and can drive people's lives off the rails for a virtually infinite number of reasons. But I was referring specifically to what was presented in Paris, Texas. There's really no reason to doubt Travis and Jane were once truly madly in love. You'd have to drag in irrelevant hypotheticals to conclude otherwise.
Thanks. I haven't seen the movie yet, but I put it on my watchlist.
Oh! I assumed you'd seen it since you were on the board for it. =P
I saw it about 25 years ago, watched it one lazy weekend afternoon with a couple of friends. We were probably drinking beers and talking during it. I don't recall thinking much of it. Was in my early 20s and didn't relate to anything about it I guess.
I just watched it for the second time last weekend. For most of it, I kept thinking, "I thought I saw this back in the 90s, but I've definitely never seen this movie before." Finally towards the end there was a key scene that I did remember. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since.