So this is definitely as sad as it sounds. I honestly thought this was going to be a Netflix version of “Letters to Juliet” (which is a class A movie, btw) BUT instead of being straight forward and simple, Netflix had to go off and add 14 twists and turns that literally nobody asked for.
I have a few things I’d like to discuss so there will be spoilers and some HOT and FRESH opinions! Enjoy:
1) I need Hollywood, Netflix, HBO, Apple, and whoever else makes movies nowadays to put an END to these Romantic Affair movies!! I can’t take it anymore. I don’t want to be cheering on people who are being dishonest and I ALSO don’t want to be encouraging women to marry douchebags in the first place. Can we just cut the crap and create some healthy drama??? Like a married couple who fights while painting the nursery or a couple that decides they don’t like the name they gave their dog or something?? There’s just SO. MANY. MOVIES. featuring a sad woman who has an affair with a wild and attractive man and it’s just getting OLD.
2) The amount of times Shailene Woodley packed her things to leave her husband was comical. I know it wasn’t funny at the time, but I just don’t see why this film needed to have THAT many desperate moments. It starts to lose its thrill by the end.
3) Combining basically EVERY Romantic movie together doesn’t actually get you a great movie. Let me break it down for you. It’s EXACTLY like “Letters to Juliet” in that there’s a letter found by a young couple who eventually fall in love by following and searching the old people’s love story. Then it’s like “The Vow” because there’s an accident where her memory is gone and she just believes everything her old beau says. THENNNN it’s like “The Notebook” because it ends with the old couple remembering their past and getting all of 20 seconds together. Nice attempt at an original screenplay, Netflix, but you did not fool me!!
4) Lastly, Newspapers need to get more organized with their evidence. Why is everything such a mess?! I know print is dying, but I’m pretty sure college students are still poor and would gladly take a job organizing letters and papers if you paid them in Kraft Mac N Cheese boxes.
Popcorn Rating: 3 popped corns
I know I crapped a lot on the movie, but overall it was interesting, a little funny, and had great clothes! So would I recommend, not really, but would I watch it again….probably.