Netflix with Chill: Before We Go

If I had to describe my dream guy in two words, it would be “Chris Evans”. Seriously, Chris Evans, well known these days as Captain America, is one of the most attractive men on the planet in my opinion and he seems like an awesome dude too. So, after I finished binge watching season two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I perused through some of the currently popular films and decided to watch Before We Go.  This was Chris Evans’ 2014 directorial debut and he was one of the main characters.  The film is about two complete strangers who happen to come together as Grand Central Station closes for the evening and get into a series of misadventures together.  New York is one of the best cities on earth and you never know who you might meet or what troubles you might get into on the streets at night and this story has a little bit of a love twist mixed in but in a not so typical “Boy meets girl” kind of way.

Chris Evan’s plays Nick, who happens to be spending the evening at Grand Central playing his Trumpet. Running as fast as she can, Brooke, played by Alice Eve, drops her phone in front of Nick but does not turn back as she is just trying to catch the train.  The two end up teaming up because Nick is a nice guy who is avoiding something and Brooke is a girl who is trying to get somewhere fast before she makes a mistake.  This movie is a love movie and there is a guy and a girl alone all night with no money, no credit, and nowhere to go so you assume they are bound to get together.  However, while they find a comfort in each other and end up using each other to find a sort of closure to the individual events that led them to both are in the same place at the same time.

I am not a fan of lovey movies because in many ways I find them unrealistic and I guess, because I have not quite yet found my own lovey happy ending, they make me a little sad.  So I’m always weirdly a grateful when they might not end up together in the end or they find a way to have a happy ending without happily repairing the trouble that will have inevitably happened at some point in the movie.  Plus, I cannot think of a Chris Evans movie that I have not enjoyed, maybe it is because of his face or maybe he just picks good movies. Either way, I was a fan of this movie, Chris Evan’s directorial debut.

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