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ScreeningNotes’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Still my personal favorite movie from last year. Here's my approximation of the arc of the story using only quotations from the film:
"Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever going to feel. And from here on out, I'm not going to feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I've already felt."
"I was just somewhere else with you."
"The past is just a story we tell ourselves."
"We're only here briefly, and in this moment I want to allow myself joy."
"None of us are the same as we were a moment ago."
"I'm yours and I'm not yours."
"It's like I'm reading a book, and it's a book I deeply love. But I'm reading it slowly now. So the words are really far apart and the spaces between the words are almost infinite. I can still feel you and the words of our story, but it's in this endless space between the words that I'm finding myself now. It's a place that's not of the physical world. It's where everything else is that I didn't even know existed. I love you so much. But this is where I am now. And this who I am now. And I need you to let me go. As much as I want to, I can't live in your book any more."
"Now we know how."