Thursday, April 21, 2016

(500) Days of Summer

"Look, we don't have to put a label on it. That's fine. I get it. But, you know, I just, I need some consistency."
"I know."
"I need to know that you're not gonna wake up in the morning and feel differently."
"And I can't give you that. Nobody can."
(Dialog between Tom and Summer in 500 Days of Summer)

Entah kenapa aku tidak bisa membenci Summer Fin. Mungkin karena polah Summer di 500 Days of Summer terasa sangat masuk akal buatku. Keputusan-keputusan Summer bukan tentang anti-komitmen ataupun anti-keterikatan tapi tentang rasa. Buatku anti-klimaks film itu terjadi ketika Summer dan Tom bertemu lagi di bangku taman kota, Summer dengan cincin di jari manisnya:

Tom: It's amazing to me. You're married.
Summer: I know.
Tom: You're not only someone's girlfriend, your someone's wife!
Summer: Pretty crazy, huh?
Tom (sigh): I'll never understand that.
Summer: Tom --
Tom: What's different now? How could things change so quickly?
Summer:  I don't know. It just happened.
Tom: What happened?! That's what I don't get.
Summer: I woke up one day and I knew. I knew I could promise him I'd feel the same way every morning. In a way that I... I never could with you.

Since falling does not require an explanation ... you just know.

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