𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗜𝗘𝗟 𝗖𝗨𝗥𝗔’s review published on Letterboxd:
There’s something so timeless and universally relatable about the heartache of love lost due to circumstances outside of your control. And yet, films like this may never be possible again. One of the most famous lines in all of cinema history wouldn’t even be written today.
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."
It invokes such a feeling of disbelief and heartache caused by the apparent coincidence . These two people have not had any form of contact since they crashed into love in their past. Now they crash together again in a completely different country. If this movie was made today, that line would be something like:
“Of all the pics on all of Instagram, why did she have to like mine?”
There would be a whole scene or subplot of Sam telling Rick about how unhealthy it is for him to still be friends with his ex on Facebook after all these years.
Was the internet a mistake? Am I jealous of my grandparents?