In The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann wrote that space, even more so than time, alters our state of being.
A change of air changes the way we perceive ourselves and others in a more striking way than time can.
It engenders forgetfulness. It can give us back an unattached state in which we are able act more accordingly to how we really are, being suddenly free from our ordinary surroundings.
I feel like this movie embodies that statement in the most heartfelt way possible. Being lost and alienated socially, Bob and Charlotte are able to form a truly meaningful but hopelessly temporary connection they would not have been able to do otherwise.
I don't know what else to say other that that this movie absolutely crushed me. It's so filled with beautiful melancholy and impossible yearning it's almost too much to bear really.