I watched this movie and then ironically some time later found myself in a very similar situation to the characters in this film, and for that reason it touches me. Aside from that I think there are some beautiful scenes in this film, and I the soundtrack is worth mentioning.
"I thought I understood it, that I could grasp it, but I didn't, not really. Only the smudgeness of it; the pink-slippered, all-containered, semi-precious eagerness of it. I didn't realize it would sometimes be more than whole, that the wholeness was a rather luxurious idea."
I am a sucker for any and all romantic movies, no matter how bad or generic the plot is. If I could rate this zero stars I would. This film is a serious snooze fest. Why was this movie made??? I want to know the exact person(s) who read the script and actually decided it was worth producing. I am a total sap but their love made my stomach churn and not in a good way. Do not eat before watching this.
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.