Providing the geometry for one of the most classic romance movie scenarios, love triangles are a film institution as classic as Meryl Streep. The will they won’t they. The fights. The acrylic nail shards left behind after a good “bitch, that’s my man” slap. With This Means War opening today, one more love tepee will be added to the ranks, so we’ve checked out the five worst love triangle movies out there.
- Rumor Has It - A love triangle involving four people is the just the kind of kinky plot that soap operas thrive on. But a four-way love square with a daughter, mother, grandmother and Kevin Costner is the kind of plot that only works on Jerry Springer. Some things aren’t meant to be passed down.
- 27 Dresses – Proving once again that Katherine Heigl is a rom-com kiss of death, you never really feel bad for the main character and instead kind of hate her for passively letting her sister ruin her love life.
- Keeping the Faith – A movie about a priest and a rabbi who fall in love with the same girl is already a little uncomfortable, but when you add Ben Stiller into the cast it’s unwatchable.
- Something Borrowed – What would this list be without Kate Hudson? With two main characters who are so unlikeable you don’t care who ends up with who, the only reason to watch this movie is John Krasinski; and since he’s written out of the plot early, there’s actually no reason.
- Three to Tango – How is choosing between Dylan McDermott and Matthew Perry, who is pretending to be gay, even a plot? She should’ve picked Dylan in the first five minutes, and saved us all that looking at Perry and talk of tuna melts.