Do you want to use the four minutes of missing your flight to exchange your fate? "It All Begins at First Sight" takes you to see which to choose between "gain and loss" and "never have"...
Shakespeare wrote in "Everyone Rejoices": "Who has loved not love at first sight?"
Some people may think that thoughtfulness, love is small, and love at first sight is a necessity for love; Some people also think that fate is unpredictable, love at first sight does not exist, and it is only by planning to create love.
And what about you, do you believe in love at first sight?
What "It All Starts at First Sight" is playing
The heroine Hadley, a person who will be late 21% of the time, always has a low mobile phone battery, needs to fly from New York to London for her father's wedding, but she is inertia late, this time due to a delay of four minutes, and failed to catch the plane, but it was this missed four minutes that brought her closer to fate, and happened to meet Oliver who is on time 94% of the time and the mobile phone is always full.
If you have watched a love movie, you can probably see that "It All Begins at First Sight" follows the basic routine in film and television works - using different individuals to break the routine of another person. For example, Bridget and Darcy (Bridget) of BJ's single diary, Elizabeth (Elizabeth) and Mr. Darcy (Mr. Darcy) of arrogance and prejudice, these differences allow each other to stitch and fill each other, and also make people's so-called "complementarity" self-evident.
The movie uses a lot of numbers: blurted out 12 times of love, 31% of people shed tears, 4 warm stories, instead of pure image pictures, you will find that the rationality of the numbers, and the emotional situations it describes such as "love" and "tears", actually imply that reason and emotion can be blended and expected.
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Photo|"It all starts with love at first sight"
Oliver: If love were quantitative
But in fact, Oliver was not born to live a life supported by data, he used to like those surprises with very low probability, until one day when the surprise became the news that his mother had cancer, he did not want to expect surprises.
"When you are afraid of the unexpected, it makes you feel better to have everything under control", and his childhood trauma cut him, so he began to measure life's encounters through numbers, including love.
In Oliver's eyes, love is a predictable quantification.
Through a large amount of data, he will know that within 6 hours and 47 minutes, unfamiliar two people must exchange names and contact information in order to have the opportunity to follow up contact; The chance of two people who are far apart to see each other again is 0.2%; The chance of finding a soul mate is close to zero.
With these highly probable, slim numbers, he was able to decide whether to go ahead or stop the loss immediately.
It is worth noting that when everything related to love is linked to expectations, there is a question about "gain and loss and never own, which is better or worse" in the play.
If you know that there is a high probability of failure, then you still act on the slightest chance of success, showing not only the courage to know that you can't do it, but also the attempt to know that everything starts at the beginning and always takes that step.
Because of this courage, you can see the answer from Oliver's father: "If I knew my wife would have cancer, I would still marry her before marriage", and Oliver's decision to pursue Hadley's figure was inspired by his father's words.
For Oliver's father, he chose the former between "gain and loss" and "never owning". For Oliver, although the future is uncertain, he does not know whether he can find Hadley, and he is not sure whether he can stay with Hadley, but it is these unmiscalculated actions that make people see the moving point of love.
What about you, between "gain and lose" and "never own"?
Hadley: If love is qualitative
Hadley, who stands on the opposite side of Oliver, does not use numbers to see the world, and those things that actually happen in life cannot be explained by numbers and the like, but can only be expressed through honesty. For her, love is the accumulation of personal experience, a qualitative transformation that cannot be applied throughout, and the experience of others may be referenced, but it is impossible to copy and paste.
Because of this, you will be willing to believe that everyone can have their own, unique love script, and willing to believe that you can be an exception, even if others are shouting that fate is destined to be limited to film and television works, or happen to bump into fate is only 0.1%, Hadley still believes that he can find him on the other side of the big city without only place names and no direction.
So in the period from New York to London, six hours and forty-seven minutes, it is no longer unrealistic to determine whether a person is destined, but a display of qualitative love.
Qualitative love, without considering the probability and not considering the feasibility, although it is inevitable, may make people suffer several injuries because of the failure to carefully weigh the risk, but it also gives you an indispensable impulse about love, as Hadley said, Oliver has achieved many of her exceptions, those her insistence on meeting a few times, in order to have dinner together, exchange objects, all because the other party is Oliver, so it has become an exception for dinner, love movies, and a night together, all within hours of first meeting.
The numbers that fall behind the outlier become an opportunity for two independent individuals to intersect, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that people want to believe.
After all, only after the ending, can you really understand what type of story you have.
"Before Us": When fate comes, it is also a choice to let go gently
Not only is it a question of whether love is qualitative or quantitative, but it is also worth asking whether we all have the ability to grasp when fate falls in different time periods?
The interpretation of fate in "It All Begins at First Sight" is that "fate can only become fate when we decide to seize it", maybe this is true, but when we encounter those fates, do we have to grasp them? Or just let him be the sum of what makes people feel beautiful, coincidences?
If compared with the recently released movie "Before Us", although the love interpreted by the two is related to fate, it is viewed from the eyes of different stages of life.
The male and female protagonists of the twentieth generation in "Everything Begins at First Sight" can pursue fate with the mentality of always trying to understand whether it is worth it when the opportunity cost is relatively low, because there are no family, work and other bonds.
"Before Us" is different, for childhood sweethearts Nora and Hae Sung, who have reached the forties of the past, the so-called fate is the occasional falling stone, stirring the sea, but never able to set off huge waves and destroy the harmony of life.
As a result, we can know that when fate comes, it is not inevitable to abandon the picture of life and pursue each other, turning into a gaze before parting and a distance that is not far away, and then gently letting go is also a choice.
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There are hundreds of questions about love, "It All Begins at First Sight" talks about love at first sight, about differences and complementarity, about chance for love, we see that for love, everyone's beliefs are not always the same.
No matter what kind of belief you carry to meet your fate - is to choose to believe in qualitative love, believe that you will pinch the shape of unique love; It is to adhere to quantitative love, thinking that pain and loss can be avoided through careful consideration, and hoping that one day those once waddling yearnings can take us away from the sad and sparkling situation.