Hey, babies, Phyllis Stein here to give you the straight skinny on what sucks and what doesn't. I hereby pledge to never use phrases such as "hauntingly luminous","important work of staggering genius"or "the most important novel/movie/oevre/carwash/platypus of the age".
...just a general observation about movies
Have you ever noticed that there's a formula to so many popular ones? Not all of them, but so many. This formula can be found in comedy movies, dramas, all sorts. Particularly American movies, though I have seen this in some of the European ones. But, yes, mainstream American movies can be very hackneyed in their approach.
The way it seems to go is this:
Person has a problem. A major obstacle. Then he works on it. Then it's really really hard. Then it gets better and he has a relatively halcyon period in which things are going great. Often, deception is involved and this gets combined with a romance, though not always.
Then problems ensue. If there's deception, it's found out. If his solution is not so great in other respects, those chickens come home to roost.
Then it appears that all is lost for our hero.
Then someone runs after someone in an airport.
They kiss, things magically work out, The End.