This is one of the year’s best films, a standout of artistic quality and social commentary that showcases all the powers of cinema.
The story is about defying what is expected of you no matter the cost, the power of free will and the role human sexuality plays in religion.
There are a lot of laughs here, and you will be fighting back tears numerous times (those may even be losing battles, so be ready).
It’s funny, sweet, sad and real, with some great performances from its cast, including a very good turn from Holly Hunter.
The raw truth that this film is digging at speaks to the idea of romanticizing romance itself.
It’s undeniably stupid, which is the source of its strengths and weaknesses.
If you somehow found yourself with the power to travel back in time to any point in your own life to try and perfect it, would you?
It’s a triumphant piece of art, from the writing to the direction to the brilliant acting and amazing sound design. But as good as it is, I don’t think I can ever sit through it again.