I seen the trailer of this movie days before I actually watched it. My initial impression about the movie was fairly average. I thought the movie wasn’t the usual thing I see on big cinema theaters — the characters were limited, the sound effects were authentic like no editing at all, the time setting was short although the movie ran 95 minutes if I was correct. In short, the movie was not high-budgeted and presumably indie film. I knew deep down inside of me that I hated indie film and it bore me to tears but this was foreign indie film so, as always, I patronized it.
So I watched the weekend (film) right after dinner since I felt like I’m left with nothing to do. The movie was a gay romantic film, which of course one of the too many reasons why it interested me. As contrary to the usual gay romantic film, the movie had a very hardcore dramatic effect that would left you at the verge of tears in the end. By dramatic effect, it meant me not getting over with the movie for almost two days.
Further, I would have to say that there were a lot of parts in the movie which were relatable for a gay guy. For one instance, there was a scene in which the day after the one night stand, Rusell, being lonely at work, got his phone in an attempt to call Glen, the guy he just met recently at the bar. I could understand that even though Rusell was surrounded by his co-employees, he felt sort of isolation, like he wanted to talk to someone who mattered to him. That particular scene was just synonymous to the fact that huge part of gay man’s loneliness could be attributed to fatal reality of not having someone in a relationship with. Sure, relationships were messy, complicated, and bullshit. But the assurance of having someone who could understand you because both of you were going to the same process was justifiable.
Overall, like I mentioned earlier, the ending was too heartbreaking for me to handle. Did I like it? I didn’t even know because certainly I couldn’t make sense of a better alternative. Which was just a good way of me to say the ending was brilliant. What happened was, after only two days of knowing each other, Glen had to go to America for some education. So basically that left Russel lonely as ever. It made me difficult to get over for the reason that although two days were very short for two people to fall in love with each other, still it was well spent. I seen movies and even knew some people who had relationships with someone for a long time but I couldn’t even guessed if they were happy with what they just entered into, whether their relationships were something that could be written into a novel or showcased into a movie that would cause people dead sad after reading or watching.
The thing is, it doesn’t matter how long you know each other or how long have both of you been spending some time together. What important is, how well spent you share your times together, either briefly or endlessly.