Alas, while the film grossed a respectable $3 million (not bad for an indie), it never really picked up much of a mainstream following- although Felicity Jones was briefly considered a dark horse Oscar contender for her breakout role. Now that itís hitting DVD/ Blu-ray, folks will have the chance to catch up with a romantic drama thatís far above average.
Back in my original review, I called it BLUE VALENTINE for teens, and to be sure this shares a lot with that film. This is about the end of a love story, and not the beginning of one, so donít expect everything to be nicely resolved by the time the end credits roll. Like life, youíre never really sure whether Anna and Jacob will be able to sort out their situation, although it could be argued that if Jacob really loved Anna, he would have emigrated to the UK.
Yelchin and Jones make for a very likable couple, and youíll be rooting for them throughout. For Yelchin, this maybe isnít a huge stretch, and I think he might have been a bit boyish for the part- as he was only twenty when this was filmed, and looking it. Jones on the other hand, was already 26, and is easier to accept as the young professional she spends most of the film as (their university days are a tiny part of the movie). Jones really turned a lot of heads with this one, and sheís bound to start popping up in larger films within the next year- and many rightly pegged this as a breakout role. As for third billed Jennifer Lawrence- I had a bit of a laugh seeing her name on the DVD box, as her role is really minor (she barely even has any dialogue).