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“The Last Kiss”
Not long ago, I spent some down time with my friend of (OMG I'm old) 10 years, Chervonti. We rented some movies equipped with Red Bull, roasted chicken and Chinese food, and Starbursts and just relaxed. Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette was a disappointment, but the usually consistent Zach Braff provided us with some "edge of your seat" entertainment in The Last Kiss. This wasn't 007 Casino Royal-type excitement by any means. The Last Kiss followed several interconnected relationships through different realizations and frustrations. It was an interesting and memorable film about relationship drama from a male perspective. There was a level of suspense involved worrying about the fate of each couple, one in particular.
I think most films hold, at the very least, an dialogue or monologue where the writer(s) obviously wants to send a message to viewers, some more powerful than others. In this film a man begging for the affection of the woman he mistreated is met with the following lines which moved me:
"I love her. I realize now that I love her more than I will ever love anybody else."
"Stop talking about love. Every asshole in the world says he loves somebody. It means nothing. It still doesn’t mean anything. What you feel only matters to you. It’s what you do to the people you say you love, that’s what matters. That’s the only thing that counts."
Amidst rooting for this guy to get his gal back (after a betrayal) and the uncertainty of how and if it would happen, We, the audience, and of course, the character, were hit with those strong words. "That's deep," I thought. It wasn't complex or revolutionary, but a reminder that at times when we know just the right thing to say, as well as times when we have no idea, we must exhibit the behavior that displays our commitment. And it wasn't just an "actions speak louder than words" speech, but a statement that said, "be there." You gotta see the film.