This one movie…… Ah. If you read my stories or poems or anything, yes, I love sad love story. Sometimes it’s too good to be true, but, you know, somewhere in the whole world, that kinda thing is exist. So, the movie. Even for 4 times I watched it, I always got teary eyes. Well maybe some of people who worked on movie industries or some people who loved movies so much, said that the movie is no good, but for me, personally, it is awesome. You might say my level is too low, but whatever. It’s Anne Hathaway, by the way, with English accent. That sure score high in my list :p
The story is of two Edinburgh university graduates who become best friends, but fail to come together romantically until almost too late. By showing us the same day — St Swithin’s — over 20 years, it tells the story of their relationship and, through them, the story of a generation. The film is all about Dexter Mayhew. It is he who has the tragic character arc, he who grows as a character, him who you weep for by the end.
Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) meet after their graduation from the University of Edinburgh on 15 July 1988. They spend the night together but agree to be friends.
Then one year later, Emma is working as a waitress in a Mexican restaurant in London and Dexter is travelling the world, drinking and promiscuously going through several girlfriends. Eventually Dexter becomes a wealthy and highly successful television presenter on a raucous late-night show. Although meeting once in a while throughout the years, Emma meets Ian (Rafe Spall), a comedian whom she doesn’t find funny. The two start dating anyway and she becomes a school teacher.
Dexter’s once-glamorous mother (Patricia Clarkson), now diagnosed with cancer, is unimpressed with the nature of his TV show. His father (Ken Stott) is also disappointed with him and bans him from the family house. Emma is growing steadily more irritated with Ian, so she and Dexter organize a meeting over dinner.
Dexter gets drunk, insults Emma, flirts with a blonde down the hall and generally ignores her most of the time. After making a public scene Emma storms off, suggesting that they break off their friendship entirely.
A few years later, Emma’s former roommate gets married and both she and Dexter are invited to the wedding. There she discovers that Dexter now has a new fiancee, Sylvie (Romola Garai), and is on the way to becoming a father. She tries to hide the fact that she is upset and they share a very brief kiss. Dexter learns that Sylvie is actually having an affair with an old friend of his. They divorce.
Emma and Ian split up and she becomes a published author. Emma moves to Paris, where Dexter visits in the hopes that they will get together again. By this time, despite their one-night-stand, Emma now has a new boyfriend (Sébastien Dupuis), who plays piano in a jazz band. Smitten and taken aback by this knowledge, Dexter begins to leave. But Emma, having second thoughts, chases after him and catches up, resulting in their sharing a passionate kiss.
Over the next few years, they become engaged and marry, Dexter runs his own cafe which proves to be very lucrative, and they start trying to have their own baby. They’re unsuccessful. While riding her bike out of a blind alley, Emma is hit by a truck and dies.
In 2011, Dexter visits the hill where he first went with Emma in 1988 again; this time with his daughter, Jasmine. He reminisces about the day when he and Emma first met.
That’s what wikipedia wrote. Sorry to spill the bean for you :p Anyways… This movie is super great, for me, and a friend of mine. Because I do love sappy love story, cheesy love story ❤ You should check it out. And be sure you have a pack of tissue near you. Lol.