Navel-Gazing: Is Jack Dawson a Manic Pixie Dream Boy?
Allison: Titanic was, at its heart, really a story about Rose’s awakening. She was the one who went through the journey. If she wasn’t there, Jack would have been just some rando who drowned. His entire life would have been meaningless if she wasn’t there to save! Amy: Yeah, he sums it up pretty well just before he sinks with the rest of the ship: “Listen, Rose. You’re gonna get out of here, you’re gonna go on and you’re gonna make lots of babies, and you’re gonna watch them grow.” Clearly, his hopes and dreams are only for her—even when he’s on his death igloo. Allison: I think he had some hopes and dreams, but they were small and unimportant. IT’S ALL ABOUT HER. Can you remember much about Natalie Portman in Garden State, or Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown, except what they did for the leading men?