7 Ironic Problems That Plagued Famous Movies
Retelling the incidents that would be lost on Alanis Morisette.
Irony is a strange concept, and often misunderstood. Described in the Oxford English Dictionary as 'a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects,' it's usually mistaken for coincidence or straight-up misfortune, even if it can involve both. Chief among the offenders is Alanis Morisette, who as all lexicologists will gladly tell you when they're not at one of their wild parties, naturally couldn't have missed the definition any harder if she tried. In film productions, these deliberately contrary events usually occur as art imitating life in a tragic or amusing manner, providing an unexpected juxtaposition and drawing wry observations about how these events were 'ironic.' However, because of film's very nature, it's rare that this happens movies are often about escapism, and therefore all sorts of heightened scenarios play out in front of the audience which just wouldn't happen in real life. While realistic domestic dramas chronicling day-to-day life do exist and do well for themselves, the majority of cinema-going audiences tend to prefer their flicks stuffed with imaginative, bombastic and exaggerated plotlines. After all, no-one's going to watch a car-racing film if everyone obeys the speed limit, and no-one's going to truly get wrapped up in the hero's plight if their only major misfortune was a stubbed toe. As such, it's harder for ironic incidents to occur, and when they do, further infamy is lent to them. So with that in mind, here's a list of some of the strangest times when irony plagued Hollywood productions.