I have watched this movie once. This was on .


Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.



The movie has an unusual start and the narrative takes a while to get going, but once you learn about the two main characters – their motivations and heartbreaks – there is a pure raw emotional feel.

There is obsession, dread, depression, and spiralling relationships. Deep connections through difficult times, though happier times. Always melancholic, close to the edge but never tipping over.

I felt I knew these people, understood their lives. I didn’t want to leave their world – following a rich tapestry of their deepest emotions – but it would pain me stay.

This movie caught me totally of guard.