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I rented this movie with low expectations and the movie didn't even live up to that.
Based on the cover, premise, trailer, and marketing campaign, I expected to see some semblance of a modern day romance dealing with the trials of young love and long distance relationships. Most movies make you care about the things that the on screen couple have to go through, but throughout the movie I could only think of how unbelievable this relationship is, and how stupid and unsympathetic the characters are.
The basic premise of the movie is boy and girl meet in college, develop a relationship, become so in love with each other that they can't stand to spend a few months apart, girl overstays visa and is unable to come back, and the effect on their relationship that long distance has on them.
The movie didn't really demonstrate why they were together at all. The director and cinematographer chose poor camera work and story telling to document their relationship. We get snippets of the same scene, only with different 1 second camera angle changes or minor body movement changes, over and over, as if to document these slices in time of their relationships. It was not helpful at all, merely making glaring obvious the omission of the majority of their relationship. I understand that the director may have been going for showing all other parts of a relationship, not just the love part, but still.
The actor and actresses fail to develop any chemistry, their scenes together do not convince me that they should be together with each other. The few normal conversations they have with each other face to face seem to be filled with awkward conversation and just plain awkwardness. Ironically, their sadness at being apart is apparent, but I don't believe them when they are together.
All in all, poor directing, lack of chemistry, and unsympathetic characters (stupid decisions, agony over problems that have simple solutions) made this movie practically unwatchable for me.
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