I’ve got a good one for you this week folks! It’s short but I’m going go ahead and use the F word–this film’s flawless.
First, watch the film, I don’t want to ruin it for you.
Now that that’s done we can begin. When I find a film I really like I find that it’s not very difficult to write about it; however, when I watch a film and I love it, I burst at the seams with things to say. As you know I love romantic dramas/comedies (I don’t know what it is, they just entertain me). Usually the make or break moment for any romantic film is the moment that will decide whether our protagonist will end up with the one he/she loves or not. 30 Seconds 2 Late is that scene.
Capturing one tiny moment in a story is not the easiest thing to do. You need to capture the moment perfectly and suck your audience in without letting them want a beginning or an end. The film’s creator Bulent Ozdemir does this perfectly. Well…sort of. Throughout the film I found myself thinking “I have no idea what’s going on.” But I was enjoying what I saw, so I kept watching. Then, the pivotal moment. Will she, won’t she. Will she leave for ever and return to back to the big city or will she grow old with him on the beach of the English Channel (does the English Channel have a beach? …I’m not really sure but it sounds like it would be a good setting for a montage scene).
She doesn’t. But then she does.
Well that was cheesy. Predictable.
But wait…what? Was it all just in her mind? Is he a ghost? Is she schizophrenic? BAM!
I love a twist and Ozdemir delivers one out of no where. Better than a twist, Ozdemir delivers a twist that reveals an alternate reality. I know. I too thought this was just the pinnacle moment of a romantic comedy (or dramedy if that’s how you role).
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