Though there’s significant appeal in working with, befriending or even romancing folks with similar temperaments and relatable interests, there’s no denying the sparks that fly from couples as different as night and day.
The concept of attracting opposites has for centuries drawn the attention of artists and philosophers. “Baby seems we never agree, you like the movies, and I like TV. I take things serious, and you take ’em light. I go to bed early, and I party all night.” Rare insight there, from Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat.
“Our friends are sayin’, we ain’t gonna last. Cuz I move slowly, and baby I’m fast. I like it quiet, and I love to shout. But,” stress the couple, “when we get together, it just all works out.”
It just all works out.
Consider the yin and yang of Chinese philosophy, the idea of seemingly opposite or contrary forces actually being complementary, interconnected and interdependent.
In a nutshell, she takes two steps forward while he takes two steps back. But they come together, ’cos opposites attract.
Having made our point, we now present a quintet of classic movie partnerships that work, not in spite of, but because of their differences.