Goodbye, First Love (2011, Hansen-Løve)

Deeply felt, with enough melancholy to please a platoon of forlorn teenage girls, yet I can’t shake the feeling of sentimental finality in the resolution. Something about the main character’s culmination, realization, and evolution feels forced. Still, what patience this film displays, so in tune with the way characters pursue emotions mid-moment, and the defining transitions that stay potent despite the passage of time.

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