I tend to like these single location movies with a lot of talking on the phone (Buried is a great example). This is not fantastic by any means, and nothing out of the ordinary, but Jake Gyllenhaal makes a great performance as usual. It's just a shame his character is completely unlikable.
This is one of my favorite films, and I loved falling back in love with it.
Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke have the most genuine chemistry I've ever seen on screen. The way they quckly glance at each other as well as look away from each other is just real. The way they talk is incredibly fluent and natural, even if I could see some people feeling it's a bit too intellectual in a sense, I think they pull it…
Rewatching this gem of a movie was like making a cup of hot tea and curling up in the couch in a warm blanket, or if you're sick of the blankets of the world, just wrapping up in some bubble wrap. It was nice to be reminded how much I love this movie. The blend of tragedy and comedy, the theme of loneliness and seeking connection are all ingredients that resonated deeply for me.