I've made snide comments on various reasons why I avoid the typical "chick flick". I'm going to explain them in detail in this post.
I have been trying to watch Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist for ages. I finally caught it during a bout with insomnia earlier this week. Here are my thoughts....
1. I love the two main characters. They are endearing, nerdy, and intelligent. Things I hope others see in myself.
2. The awkwardness is realistic.
3. The ending, not so much! I was pretty irate to see how everything just fell into place for these two. It rarely happens that way and takes a significant amount of effort for a relationship to work. Two people usually have difficulty ever being on the same page at the same time and one always ends up feeling hurt, used, lonely or worse. These two just "fit" together so perfectly it made me want to gag myself. Maybe I'm bitter, and I can see why this opinion would reflect that, but really? I'd much rather see a relationship bloom more like Holden and Alyssa in Chasing Amy. (See video below). It's more realistic. He loves her. She doesn't want to feel for him, but she does and it's a storm of emotions for both of them. That is what a real relationship is like, in my honest opinion.