After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.
A romantic drama set in New York City during the summer of 2001, where Tyler, a rebellious young man, meets Ally through a twist of fate. Her spirit helps him heal after a family tragedy, though soon the circumstances that brought them together threaten to tear them apart. Written by
The role of Ally was difficult to cast, and it took forever to find Emilie de Ravin. The main problem with Emilie was the difference between her height (5 ft 2) and Robert Pattinson's (6 ft 1). See more »
During the scene in which Tyler (Pattinson) storms into Charles' (Brosnan) office, in one shot Charles' suit jacket is unbuttoned to become buttoned up in a couple of shots. See more »
You know you can't smoke in here.
Why do you have an ashtray?
It's a bowl, it completes the room.
This is a bowl?
[puts out his cigarette]
I guess it was just here to tease me.
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Have you ever noticed how some people can teach you life lessons about who you are what you hold dear? Have you ever passed a stranger and wondered what tragedy they've endured in their lifetime? Have you ever asked why me...or better yet, why NOT me?
Life lessons are often the hardest to learn and you never know who's going to be the instructor. Sometimes it's an actual teacher who fulfills that role. Sometimes it's a friend. Sometimes it's a parent. And while you could argue that we really already know deep down the things these instructors reveal to us, it stands to reason that a reminder now and again about who we are and what we hold dear can and should serve as wake up call or guiding light as we navigate our lives.
And this film, well, I think it reinforces that the inner revelations we oftentimes try to ignore, deny, suppress, and trivialize should be recognized. And valued.
Thoughtful and touching, the film resonates after the lights come up. It's been a long time since a film followed me home.
Kudos to the writers and the cast. Well done all around.
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