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Just got back from the theater. I went in kind of expecting a shitty movie – I expected Chloë to perform well, obviously, but I didn't have high hopes for the movie overall. The opening scenes didn't do much to change my views, but things started picking up quickly. Toward the end I was very much wrapped up in the story. I came closer to bawling my eyes out than I have since the last time I watched Titanic. But of course I'm no critic, and I tend to be a sucker for these types of films anyway; I'll say I don't want to watch them, but they draw me in once I do. And of course, having Chloë as the star drew me in even more.
Chloë was fantastic. Jesus fucking Christ was she good. She out-performed everybody in my incredibly biased opinion. She's always easy to connect to. Especially the scene in which she walks into the kitchen after New Years and bursts into tears when asked about Adam. Fucking hell, when she started crying I felt like I was being torn apart. And, of course, she looked unfathomably beautiful during the whole movie.
I enjoyed the ending personally, but I'm a huge fan of endings that don't tie everything together in a neat package. In my opinion, there's no need for a sequel. But the book already has a sequel, so if the movie gets a sequel as well, I guess I won't complain.
Overall, much better than I expected. Way better than Carrie, that's for sure. Not a masterpiece by any means, but certainly not bad. I'll probably go see it again soon.