Josh Kadish’s review published on Letterboxd:
“I reached a point in life when suddenly...it just happened. When...when...I began to worship what had been. And now I have nothing else.”
We’re all the main characters in a great, big sprawling novel called life - but the more we treasure the ways in which we can narrativize our experiences, the more we turn further away from experiencing anything genuine in the first place. From pursuing something or someone because they bring comfort or some sense of fullness that’s almost impossible to quantify.
The “chapters” encompassing Julie’s experiences here are merely another distraction from seeing a fuller, messier and more entrancing big picture. The expectations dictated to us from birth can practically destroy a soul if we’re not careful enough. The only way to go forward is to celebrate what we have when we have it.