Regret. All of us have felt this in one way or another and it's something we all probably know way too well. I think this movie captures it perfectly. When Jesse says to Celine on the boat something to the effect of "Oh, God, why weren't you there in Vienna? Why didn't we exchange numbers?"...Ethan Hawke delivers this line with such regret and sadness it's a killer to watch. His life has not turned out the way he had hoped…
Lana Del Rey is an amazing artist but this extended music video/ short film is sort of a misstep. It's as if the film makers wanted to be artsy-fartsy and tried anything to pull it off but were not successful. Whenever it was a music segment, I felt like I wanted it to switch to the storyline, whenever we were shown the storyline, I felt like I wanted it to switch to a music segment. Not a good sign. The cinematography and direction in general was pretty interesting, but the whole thing felt pointless.