You get a movie recommended by a friend and it sits in your pen drive forever. And on a rather sloppy Friday night most of your friends are working late and your parents don’t really want you to venture out for a party, so you switch on the computer and watch the movie. Now now, before you feel sorry for me, let me tell you, I was happy to watch the movie. ‘Imagine you& me’ is a cute love story and quite literally, a chic flick.
Rachel is getting married to Heck and just as she walks down the aisle she sees Luce and something flutters. What follows is an attempt by Rachel& Heck at setting Luce up with their compulsive bachelor friend and the couple discovers that Luce is a lesbian. Rachel can’t help how she feels around Luce. At the same time, Heck wonders why their sex life seems to have taken a beating since the wedding. After a lot of drama, Rachel realises what she wants… And everybody lives happily ever after…
Yes, it’s a love story and it isn’t your usual ‘boy meets girl. Boy can’t have girl. Fight and wedding’ sequence. It’s just a cute little story of a woman who discovers that love at first sight does happen and it leaves you stumped. Well, the movie leaves you with a smile. And the oh-so-merry Turtles track, ‘Happy together’ just makes sure you feel chirpy with hope. That’s what chic flicks are supposed to do, hai na?
I did have a lightbulb moment; the moment where you identify with something in the film that just answers something that’s been nagging you for a while. Rachel reads out a quote from a couple celebrating their 42nd anniversary. When the woman is asked how she knew it would work, the woman is quoted saying, “You don’t know. You can never be sure, but you take the plunge anyway. Sure is for people who don’t love enough.”
We all have our idea of Mr/Ms Right, we have our idea of a perfect relationship, a perfect marriage and a perfect life. We want to wait till the right opportunity arrives at the right time, but in this obsession with the right, do we forget spontaneity? Do we forget the joy of acting on an impulse? And just because something isn’t perfect, do we decide to give up on it?
Food for thought. But yeah, I can never be sure!