"10" Hilariously Unconvincing Movie Couples

Movie couple chemistry is everything. A film could have an abominable script, be shot terribly, and have the dumbest trailer ever, but if we believe that the onscreen duo actually wants to rip each other’s clothes off, it’s a hit. Sadly, no amounting of perfect casting can predict whether or not a pairing will work. Who’s sexier than Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta Jones? And yet, in Oceans Twelve, they behaved like they were just meeting after a few awkward texts on Tinder. And what about Natalie Portman and Hayden Christiansen in the Star Wars series? Their relationship was supposed to be so epic that it begat Luke and Leia — but the duo was so sexless that you almost believed their kids came into the world via immaculate conception. And we won’t even get into the wasted beauty that was Beyonce and Idris Elba in Obsessed…

COUPLE: Channing Tatum and Cody Horn, Magic Mike
Honestly, the only couple we wanted to see hook up in the flick was Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey. The leading lady, Abercrombie & Fitch model Cody Horn, never seemed to warm up to Tatum -- she was always so annoyed and judgmental. Dude, look at your love interest. How is it hard to have chemistry with that god among men?

COUPLE: Katie Holmes and Christian Bale, Batman Begins
To be fair, Katie Holmes did not have a genius script to work with -- her entire role consisted of shooting earnest glances at Christian Bale and building up his self-esteem (why's Batman always so depressed?). This couple had no heat, and Holmes was replaced with Maggie Gyllenhaal in the next film.

COUPLE: Vivien Leigh and Leslie Howard, Gone With the Wind
For a film cast so brilliantly, we'll never understand how bland, boring Leslie Howard landed the role of Ashley Wilkes -- a guy supposedly so desirable that Scarlett would ruin her relationship with the swoon-worthy Rhett Butler for him. We can't imagine her even wanting to sit next to Ashley at a BBQ.

COUPLE: Beyoncé and Idris Elba, Obsessed
This duo should've worked based on their beauty, alone. But you know you have a problem when the movie's about a psycho woman (Ali Larter) obsessed with a married guy -- and she has better chemistry with the dude than his wife. Elba actually addressed their lack of connection, admitting that kissing King Bey was "weird."

COUPLE: Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman, Star Wars, Episodes II - III
This was supposed to be the great romance that begat Luke and Leia. But their performance was so wooden, so cold, it was almost as if they filmed their scenes separately and were spliced together in post. George Lucas should've held a few more auditions before casting this series.

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