I have discovered another mind-blowingly beautiful movie: Comet.
Taking place ‘over six years (a few parallel universes over)’ Comet follows the turbulent relationship of Dell (Justin Long) and Kimberly (Emmy Rossum) – seamlessly incorporating stunning visuals, vibrant colours, and a really f’ing cool soundtrack into a touching tale of love and despair, whilst exploring the subtle nuances of a dysfunctional relationship that, despite all odds, means absolutely everything.
Three favourite quotes:
“I’m glad we dated. I needed to date someone like you. Before you I only dated guys who looked good on paper… You were really, really smart. But also… Selfish. Crass. Not always in an entertaining way, mind you. You hated your job, your life, you were completely comfortable being miserable. You were horrible on paper. And I loved you. Being with you made me realize that it doesn’t have to look good on paper to feel good.”
“I feel like I’m in the wrong world. ‘Cause I don’t belong in a world where we don’t end up together.There are parallel universes out there where this didn’t happen. Where I was with you, and you were with me. And whatever universe that is, that’s the one that my heart lives in.”
“If I were a restaurant you’d be my special, but nobody could order you.’ Cause I’d just want you to be mine, just all mine. Not in, like, a biblical slavery-owning sense. Or a pimp-prostitute dynamic of ‘You be mine, bitch.’ But, but just in that, you’re my love. You’re my love. But my favourite thing of all? I like you ‘cause you like me. I think that says a lot about how great you are as a person.”
If you’re looking for an honest and relatable story about how hard relationships can be, and about the build up of small mistakes that can lead to self destruction, Comet – released in the UK on July 3rd – is for you.
I honestly can’t recommend it enough.