I saw the existing trailer on the big screen last night before Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (second watch, many new thoughts!). And seeing it on the big screen, not on my little youtube window, one thing became clear: I really don’t like this movie.
It just seems so selfish! I don’t want to watch young people running around Paris having sex and laughing at other people. I want to watch people who are aspirational, who make me want to try to be better. They don’t have to be perfect, they can even be super super flawed, but I want to see them struggle to be better, to make me believe that I can be better too.
This new trailer doesn’t really change much. The only thing it slightly adds is a sense of the two of them doing these things because it makes the feel free, powerful, untethered. Which is slightly more noble than just as a turn on before they have sex again. But really, there has got to be more! Something! A tragic backstory, a twist at the interval, a realization of how empty all of this ultimately was, SOMETHING!
Also, what’s with all the bets being sexual/exhibitionist? There isn’t anything like skydiving or writing a novel. It’s all public stuff. I guess that’s kind of interesting, since Aditya clearly has some kind of social anxiety disorder. Maybe this is his way of working some stuff out?