Monday, September 07, 2009
I'm a sucker for small, romantic movies. But lately they all feel the need to be quirky and strange. Like offbeat characters are needed to make a film like that special. Well, today I saw a film from 1973 called "Jeremy" about two shy 15 year olds who fall in love. There is nothing quirky on how they met, in fact they do in an extremely ordinary way. And everything else that happens is quite normal, and still the movie feels special. The movie portrays so well the confusion and ackwardness of that age. And in a way, we see ourselves at that age with all our problems and confusions. And any movie that is able to do that deserves praise.
Yes, the scene when they make love for the first time is not too realistic and yes, the soundtrack is kind of corny. But one can forgive that. And I thank the makers of this film for not pandering to the public with an unrealistic ending.
All in all, a nice little movie. They don't make them like this anymore. Which is a shame.