First things first, I just have to say that these filmmakers broke my heart with this love story and not in a good way.
Before I get into the reason why I not a big fan of this film, let me praise what I liked about the film. The interactions between the characters felt very genuine. Each actor had their role and played it like I imagined it would have gone. Some scenes may have dragged on for a bit too long, but I understand as a whole why that scene was in there. By the end of the film, you were completely invested in these two strangers’ lives and you wanted the best for them. Overall, acting is what brought this film to life.
There were some decisions that I was confused about why the filmmakers did it. These few decisions kept repeating and I was wondering if they did that on purpose or haven’t realized how much times they did it. The first thing I caught was the number of mirror shots in the film. Maybe it symbolized something in the film, but it came up every time there was a mirror in the room.
Now the reason why this film isn’t good in my books is the ending of the film. Or should I say the lack of ending in that film. They were building up a perfect ending. The audience were getting hints of how the story was going to end. Instead we got a flashback from the middle of the film as the end. I was stunned when they started rolling the credits. The film was great, but I wasn’t satisfied with that abrupt ending that it ruined the whole story for me. I wanted to feel good inside knowing that these two people had a happy ending, not assume they got one. That’s all.
The second thing that I realized was how they managed to make every scene so awkward. I could see the purpose of this decision especially for the plot of this film. I’m not sure if it was how the actors said their lines or the long silent pauses, but it just felt very hard to watch. To be honest, I find that as a positive for the film because I don’t want to be in that position and the filmmakers really capitalized on that.