This story is about Anna, a British college student, who on her stay in America falls for a boy named Jacob. Unfortunately because of love, she overstays her visa and is then banned from the US. The two lose touch for a while, until Jacob goes to see her in London. They spend every second each other, with the hope that they will be together soon. However, being realistic, they see other people, because the feeling of being alone is unbearable. A young girl, Sam, falls for Jacob while Anna finds herself in the arms of her neighbor, Simon. Despite all that, the two decide to get married, so Anna can apply for a new visa, possibly a citizenship as well. The two get into an argument about the people they have been seeing while being apart from each other. Jacob goes back home, literally back to Sam, while Anna moves in with Simon. However, when Simon proposes, her visa seems to be in place and she goes back to Jacob, only to realize that the fire between them has burnt out.
In the end there were several beautiful scenes, but there were occasions where I think that the director thought that the images would speak for themselves, when actually they didn't. Anna was going back to London, but instead they went to the coast and stayed in a hotel. Why? Why where they there? She was supposed to leave the next day, and yet the next day they just took this trip where it seemed that she was studying, but supposedly they have already graduated. Or did they? I really have no idea. I just have all of these questions of things that I don't get. And in the end you could always hide them behind the fact that you wouldn't know how you would behave if you had to live away from the one you love, hence their actions are all justified. But to me they are not, because I know that that isn't the way I would act.
Final thoughts? It isn't as bad as I make it out to be, there really are some beautiful scenes in it. Also the story isn't that bad, there is something incredible interesting about how bad the American bureaucracy actually is. There really should be something done about the immigration. But, that is an issue for another day. If you have an hour and a half check it out, maybe you'll like it or you'll find something I missed.
Until the next item on my list! Also, Comics Summer is just around the corner!