Before We Go: Select Excerpts

Before We Go, a film by and starring Chris Evans might be along the lines of Richard Linklater’s Before Trilogy in the basic framework (and title), nonetheless a good watch owing to some good conversations about relationships therein. Select excerpts of conversations from the recently watched film:

Nick and the old Fortune Teller:

Nick (talking about fortune teller and his dead wife): Wow! You guys seemed perfect.
Fortune Teller: Well Nick, there is no perfect. There will always be struggle. We just have to pick who we want to struggle with.

Brooke and Nick:

Brooke: I hate him for that.
Nick: But you love him…
Brooke: What if he loves her more?
Nick: I’d say that’s a long shot.
Brooke: It’s possible, isn’t it? … It’s possible that you can meet somebody perfect for you even though you’re committed to somebody else?
Nick: No. No, see, if you’re committed to somebody (genuinely), you don’t allow yourself (or even feel the need) to find perfection with someone else.
Brooke: You’re just telling me what I wanna hear…?
Nick: Well, if it’s what you wanna hear, I think you’ve already made up your mind.


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