So, I just watched Imagine Me and You, courtesy of NetFlix, and aside from the leading lady being rather attractive I'm fairly dissatisfied with in. In fact, I'm almost angry about the movie. It starts off with Rachel marrying her life-time pal, Hank (or something). But at her wedding she bumps into someone who she falls madly in love with, and a sort of comedy or errors ensues. The trouble I have , though, is that as the climax approaches the movie makes it's message rather clear: as long as it feels right, all else be damned. Well, OK, I'm injecting my bias into that, but it boils down to Rachel leaving her husband and trotting off because it feels right. They try to tie it up in a nice bow with Rachel's passion inspiring her parents to speak to each other again, and Hank 'meeting' someone after the credits, but it doesn't soothe me.
And maybe it says something about me. Actually, I'm sure it says something about me. I want to say, "life's not like that," but what I mean is, "that's not right." It smacks too much of blind hedonism to me, that anything is fine so long as it feels good. I'm offended that she left her husband, as though that commitment didn't mean anything. (To be fair, the movie dances around that a little bit, insisting that she would have stuck it out, but that her husband lift her because he didn't want to keep her from being happy. But I think that's kind of shit.) I'm upset because... I don't know. The movie just seemed to trivialize everything. And it's a classically romantic "love conquers all" sort of sentiment, but... I don't know. I don't think that's good enough.