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Imagine Me & You (2005) – Her Review September 9, 2006

Posted by Eury in Comedy, Drama, Movies, Romance.

Imagine ME and you

Dir. Ol Parker
Starring Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode and Anthony Head

On her wedding day, Rachel (Piper Perabo), betrothed to Heck (Matthew Goode), and actually walking down the aisle to marry him, momentarily exchanges glances with Luce (Lena Headey) the wedding florist. They immediately feel a connection. Heck’s best man, Ned (Darren Boyd) also feels a certain something for this smart woman, so different from the women he’s used to.

A short while after the wedding, Rachel visits Luce at her florist shop and invites her to a dinner party at their house. She tells her husband that it’s the perfect ruse to bring Ned and Luce together, but we already sense that she is intrigued by Luce and would like to get to know her better herself. We soon find out that Luce is a lesbian and although Ned believes that anyone can switch teams (well, except for himself, of course) we already know it’s not going to happen.

Luce is attracted to Rachel, Rachel is attracted to Luce and both try to hold off because neither want to hurt Heck, who is a really nice guy.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

Everyone in this movie is likeable enough and although it’s a cute romance story with a different twist and although I have nothing against same sex couples getting together, I had a hard time with the idea that we just drop someone like a hot potato the moment our eye catches someone else’s. Maybe it’s because I’ve had this happen to me… getting left makes you feel like you are trash. It hit home. The movie tries to candy it up by having her tell him how she feels … how she is going to be a martyr and stay with him although she’s in love with someone else. I don’t care if she is in love with a woman or a man, or if this other person is nice or not. She spends 2 afternoons with this woman and dumps her husband… who, believe me, is handsome and kind and very loving towards her. Yes, I guess you can say, well… he shouldn’t stay with someone who doesn’t love him, and you’d be right… but he doesn’t even get a chance, does he now? … and he’s too much of a nice guy to step in her way.

The ending shows us everyone getting on with their wonderful lives and that’s supposed to make us feel that everything just gets fixed easily… it’s all fine and dandy. Of course, it also makes you forget the pain that would have really existed. I’m very much on the line about this movie… because the acting was exceptionally good; there were many funny moments, many heartfelt moments… and some with people feeling guilty and awkward and I felt that from them, but it also angered me cause of personal experience and it made me realize how scarred and scared I am that this could happen to me again.

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