An intimate and unsparingly realistic relationship drama about a young couple being torn apart by malaise and infidelity, and the way in which the trauma of their breakup brings them back together again.
Jamie and Kacie have been dating for four years, and are separately beginning to feel the affects of malaise and disconnect. As they drift apart from one another and struggle to bridge the gaps growing between them, Jamie begins to develop feelings for another woman. After precariously flirting with infidelity, Jamie abandons this new pursuit and attempts to salvage his relationship with Kacie, only to discover that she too has fallen for someone else. Recognizing that she has been suffering the same loneliness and emotional isolation that he has, Jamie encourages Kacie to be with this new man and pursue what makes her happy. When she does, Jamie immediately realizes that he has not drifted as far away from her as he thought, and suffers immensely trying to continue to be her friend while she fosters a relationship with a new partner. The situation quickly becomes untenable, and through the trauma of the resulting conflict, Jamie and Kacie experience a renewed sense of intimacy ...Written by
..this kind of pain is not over quickly.. this little film portrays this very well
When you are young and the relationship goes flat... you might say you were not looking for anything to happen, but in reality odds are surely something will. I've read a couple of reviews saying that the film plays a bit long, I did not find that to be true. There are many scenes where the camera remains on both of the leads (btw.. doing great work), together and individually, for long periods of time, and it shows the anguish they are experiencing, in coming to grips with a drawn out dissolution of a long term relationship. It's truly one of the better productions in this regard. And not getting caught up with an overblown musical score was a brilliant choice.. silence, or low key, in many instances enhances the emotions being shown on screen. We've all loved and lost.. here it's portrayed in a simple, forthright way, and you feel their pain more sincere than you expected you would. It is a very good little film.
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