He’s the God of Love (aka Cupid), she’s a beautiful mortal who invokes the jealousy of Venus with her youth and looks.
Psyche is the youngest of a King’s three daughters, and by far the most beautiful. The Goddess Venus becomes jealous and instructs her son, Eros, to make the girl fall in love with a hideous monster.
Eros agrees, but when he lays eyes upon Psyche, he is so struck by her beauty that he drops his arrow, pricking himself and instantly falling deeply in love with her. He can no longer go through with the plan, and leaves.
Psyche’s parents consult an oracle, who tells them that she is destined to marry a monster. At that moment, the West Wind takes Psyche and carries her away to a palace, where she is waited on by invisible servants.
That night, her new husband visits her, and tells her he will always visit at night, and that she must never try and see him. Although he is kind and gentle to her, and she wants for nothing, Psyche grows homesick.
Persuaded by her sisters to sneak a look, Psyche takes a lamp and a knife into the bedroom, but when she sees her beautiful husband, whom she recognizes as Eros, he wakes. Realising what is going on, Eros disappears.
In desperation, she approaches his mother, Venus. Still angry, she set Psyche tasks, all of which the girl passes.
Eros discovers what is going on and persuades Jupiter to order his mother to stop her persecution of Psyche.
They lovers are then married, and live happily ever after, and we mean ever; Psyche was made a God for her troubles.
Aww, don’t you love it when it all ends well?
Why It Would Be A Kick-Ass Film:
The sweeping epic romance to end all sweeping epic romances, it’ll be so romantic that
Sleepless in Seattle
will look like
You’ve Got Mail
What better way to ensure it’s status as a romantic epic by reuniting the team behind
Who Should Direct?:
Who Should Star?:
Ryan Gosling as Eros and Rachel McAdams as Psyche.
Romance it what we tell you it is, dammit!