A young American guy and a young British girl meet in college and fall in love. Their love is tested when she is required to leave the country and they must face the challenges of a long-distance relationship.
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This and '6 Years' both deal with the 'young-love-gone-awry' template. Melancholic, realistic and believable, but in a sense, creating its own middle-of-the-road indie movie formula. The main epiphany regarding romantic love is that it requires wisdom in order to survive the storms. In post-adolescent youth, love is often broken first time round in order for the heartbroken to fully grasp love's true nature.
The filmmakers have, accidentally I'm sure, captured what makes the current generation of 18 to 21 year-olds so intolerable: their rampaging sense of entitlement combined with their utter disbelief at the fact that their own actions have consequences. Granted, I can't find much fault with the director's technique. If this had been a music video, I probably would have loved it. But the characters open their mouths.
A realistic realization of a distance love life. I think this film will only land in your heart for those who can actually relate to the story/situation. Going through it, will go through it, or was in one. Like myself. Either the exact situation or only similar.
Love Felicity Jones, but would it have killed them to make Anton Yelchin's character more interesting? I'm starting to get a paranoid suspicion that women fantasize about ending up with a man who has no personality.