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I mean, what?! First of all, the idea of the whole "turning my best guy friend whom I've loved forever into my boyfriend" is so cliché and never works out anyway (clearly: she ended up dead in the middle of the street when she could have stayed with the sexy French jazz musician). Also, who wants to watch a movie about two dysfunctional people and their dysfunctional pseudo-platonic relationship? I have my shit together, and I like to watch movies about people who have their shit together; if you're a mess, fictional or otherwise, I just don't want to deal with you. And just the frustration of knowing that they love each other but couldn't put two-and-two together until 20 years after that graduation night is simply annoying. Why couldn't they just fall in love on graduation night, and then we could have watched a lovely movie about a happily married couple (instead of waiting until the last 20 minutes of the film)? The movie tries to save itself in the end by showing you a flashback to the wonderful day these two had after that graduation night, but the happy ending comes too late, simply because you already know SHE GOT HIT BY A BUS AND DIED.