So, I guess I could sum things up by saying this is a patient, enjoyable, and flawlessly executed study of certain issues many of us are going to run up against at some point in our lives. I expected something else from the trailer, true. If Caleb seems immature then why should audiences emote towards Jane? How some people have a huge influence on us. I was disappointed with the waste of such a good title. The script, the actors, the story - i loved it all. Bobby Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Kate Lynn Collins are a young New York couple at a crossroads whose lives are about to take very different directions. I was disappointed with the waste of such a good title.
But I still love this movie. I don't want to say a whole lot about the plot, the characters, or the issues that they try to deal with. I don't understand while other reviews are so negative. In addition Jane and Leonard's deteriorating relationship was one-sided. The materialistic sports agent Sung Chung-Su hears of this remarkable gorilla, and signs Ling-ling to play in the professional South Korean baseball league.
A seemingly ordinary July 4th is cleaved in two by the flip of a coin. It's a movie about life and love. This is not to say Caleb was not portrayed well with Jamie Blackley giving an energetic performance. She conducted herself harshly towards Leonard and her reasoning within their argument did not deliver. I don't think the movie can even be considered romantic fluff because there isn't any fluff. Everything we thought we knew so well and sure about, now we doubt.
One path leads them to gentle discoveries about family, loss and each other on a visit to Brooklyn, and the other plunges them into an urban nightmare of pursuit, suspense and murder in Manhattan. Reflecting over And While We Were Here there are criticisms to be made. Firstly Jane's lust for the younger, exciting Caleb is a worn concept. In typical click-flick procedure Jane feels she has met the man of her dreams excited by Caleb's knowledge of culture and life. Only Jane's side is portrayed with Leonard's reasoning being antagonised rather than explored. Jane's dissatisfaction, highlighted by an unsensual sex scene, tells us all we need to know.
Rather it's Jane who comes across as hostile. Whilst we're supposedly meant to sympathise with Jane's raw emotions, Leonard did make some convincing arguments which lent sympathy towards him. Though using the word inspiring is solely theoretical. Reviewers have pointed out that Bosworth does a fine job here, and I completely agree, but the rest of the cast also deserves plenty of praise. We do not see the lines between us, other people and things and that's why it's so hard to break from society and do something else. Maybe people are looking for an idiotic typical romantic flick? To have strength to leave something that meant so much to us, to have the strength to admmit that it doesn't no more.
His only defense comes in a revealing confrontation near And While We Were Here's climax. It's established early that their relationship is lacking fullness from Jane's perspective as Leonard has contrasting interests and opinions. This platitude continued with Jane occasionally listening to her Grandmother's war experiences where she learnt to make the most of life in dire circumstances. It was hard to see what Jane saw in Caleb beyond his rebellious nature. And, of course, the setting was stunning. You have to find beauty in simplicity to really appreciate it. It's a movie about a woman finding herself.
Granted, he is good-looking but she could have picked just about any other kid off the street considering how little chemistry there is between the two. Here, too, what I appreciated was that it wasn't overdone, nor was it too subtle. The people on screen talked pretty much like you'd expect them to. This only adds to my argument of And While We Were Here trying but failing to be inspirational though it was certainly a chick-flick, by no means a positive praise. This begins the build-up to Jane's journey of life's meaning, attempting to inspire the audience.
I was immersed from start to finish. Also, having been to Ischia many years ago, I hoped it would remind me of my sojourn. It's raw, but it's real. We aren't even made to care what happens. The locations and camera work didn't hurt either.
Also, having been to Ischia many years ago, I hoped it would remind me of my sojourn. Part of what I like most about this movie is the way it reveals these things, so I think it's best to not know many details going in. On a different night, I wouldn't have had the patience to sit through it, and that's partly because I can't slow myself down often enough, but it's also partly because the movie doesn't do quite as much as it could to draw the viewer in. I honestly think that many reviewers just don't get it. The kind ones that actually happen, not some Hollywood bullshit.
I was tempted to give this a 10, because it does what it does very well, and. I also loved the dialogue. And although it put me in a very melancholy mood, which I didn't want on a sunny Sunday afternoon, I loved every minute of it. But what if the flip of a coin could trigger two separate but parallel destinies? The score is so incredibly beautiful yet rather simple my favorite type of score. . In practice And While We Were Here does not deliver as it emerged itself in a cliche we've seen time after time.