However, despite their differences, they do have one thing in common – love dilemmas.
In both films the central female character is pursued by two suitors.
For many women, this is a favourite fantasy – being adored by two suitors, being wooed, being fought over. Are childhood fairy stories to blame? Who knows. I’m not going to attempt to analyse why this might be. All I know is that the harsh reality is that it’s actually difficult, painful and upsetting to have to choose between two love interests. In fact, as both of these films reveal in their very different ways, it’s really not much fun at all.
Nevertheless, there is rather a lot of fun to be had in deliberating over the tricky love choices both women have to make.
And, who should jaunty Jane choose?
What are your thoughts?
Eclipse is currently available on Sky Box Office and Filmflex.
It’s Complicated is showing on Sky Movies Premiere today 10th December at 8pm, and at various times throughout the week.