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Meg Says Watch This: Comet

Once again, I found myself in the rabbit hole of suggested movie picks on Netflix, based off what I’d watched recently and Comet came up multiple times. Justin Long and Emmy Rossum star in this endearing flick, that’s got a little bit of everything. The comedic timing is fantastic, but the tangled web of a love story can pull on your heart strings a little. It totally forgoes any sort of linear time line, and I think that leaves a lot of room for audience interpretation (especially in the final scene sequence.) Think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or Science of Sleep. I’m a fan of both of those films, and I’d say this one nestles in that category of blurred lines of reality pretty nicely. For fans of star crossed love stories – here’s a film for you. It doesn’t hurt that Dell and Kimberly’s relationship starts off with a chance meeting while standing in line to watch a meteor shower in Hollywood Forever Cemetery. That encounter leads to a relationship that is tumultuous and beautiful and at times painstakingly heart wrenching as the two stumble through struggles and pitfalls, tearing away from one another only to find each other again later on. The cinematography is spellbinding, with a gorgeous soundtrack to match. If you haven’t checked out Comet yet, I encourage you to go ahead and watch it now. For those of you who’ve seen it, what did you think? Too reminiscent of similar tales, or original enough to win you over? Share your thoughts in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

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