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Lloyd Dobler has been blamed for ruining romance for 24 years, but in all that time, not one girl I know has had a guy post up underneath her window with a boombox. (Mariachis, yes—Peter Gabriel and trenchcoat, no.) Far more destructive than John Cusack's unrealistic sap are these six classic swooners that subliminally push warped messages about what true love is—or should—be. If one of these flicks is your Valentine's favorite romance, it's time to reconsider that box of chocolate.   The Notebook The Lesson: Love is violence “They didn't agree on much,” drawls James Garner over The Notebook's falling-in-love montage. Clearly. In their heart-warming happy courtship, Allie and Noah scream at each other while driving...

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