Cupid's Pulse Article: The Upcoming Movie ‘The Oranges’ Will Have You Laughing HystericallyCupid's Pulse Article: The Upcoming Movie ‘The Oranges’ Will Have You Laughing Hysterically

By Nicole Weintraub

Love is in the air this fall as Leighton Meester graces the big screen. In the new film The Oranges, Meester plays a 24-year old college student who is coming home for the first time in five years for Thanksgiving. Her family is thrown when her mother catches her sneaking off to be with none other than sexy Mr. Walling (House star Hugh Laurie) who happens to be Meester’s parents’ best friend! The two start a relationship that throws both families for a loop in this comedic drama. Watch as both families struggle to deal with mixed feelings and awkward scenarios that they never thought they would find themselves dealing with when this movie hits the theaters on October 5.

Should you see it: Obviously! With a cast like this, you’d be crazy not to see this one in theatres. Sexy and mysterious Hugh Laurie gets steamy on screen with Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester. Plus, Adam Brody plays Hugh Laurie’s son. With a cast like this, The Oranges is surely a movie to see.

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Who to take: This type of movie has a little something for everyone. Go with a group of your friends for a girls’ night out, go as a movie date with your partner. You can even go with your parents and laugh over the absurdity of dating one of their best friends.

In the film, Meester and Laurie fall for one another much to the dismay of everyone around them. Never expecting to fall for one another, the two begin to sneak around at first for fear of their families finding out. Eventually, the truth comes out and both families have a difficult time grasping the concept of the two dating. Meester’s parents are torn between defending their daughter’s honor and hearing out their best friend. Laurie’s wife is reeling from her recent divorce and the fact that her estranged husband is dating their best friends’ younger daughter. One of the biggest concepts to grasp is the huge age gap between the two lovebirds. We have all had a crush on an older individual, but many of us have not pursued it. 

What do you do when your parents don’t approve of your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Getting the parental approval is one of the most difficult aspects of a new relationship. Here are some tips on what to do when you don’t get the approval:

1. Don’t sweat it: It’s not the worst thing in the world if your parents do not automatically approve whom you are dating. They may want to get to know your partner first before making any judgments. No one is going to be good enough for you in your parents’ eyes.

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2. Family bonding time: One of the biggest reasons as to why parents do not approve is because they know nothing about your partner. Schedule some family bonding time whether it is game night or Sunday dinner so that they can get to know how serious your relationship really is.

3. Talk about it: Be open and honest with your parents and your partner. Make sure your partner is on their best behavior and ask your parents to be open-minded since you truly care about your partner.

Have your parents ever disapproved of your relationship? What did you do? Share with us in the comments below!