Earlier this month, the romantic indie film Through Night and Day took the Filipino viewers to a heartwarming journey of love, patience, and goodbyes, that left every viewer’s eyes in tears and hearts breaking.
The romantic comedy film by Veronica Velasco, starring Alessandra de Rossi and Paolo Contis, was released two years ago but has recently become an instant hit for Filipinos during the quarantine season. It’s one of the most-talked-about movies on Netflix at the moment, and has been a steady contender on the streaming site’s Top 10 list since it became available on July 9. (Read: Pamilya Ordinaryo, Lola Igna, other indie films to premiere on Netflix)
The movie follows the story of Ben and Jen played by Paolo Contis and Alessandra de Rossi. The story unfolds as the couple makes their way to Iceland—a trip that changed both of their lives forever.
If you haven’t seen Through Night & Day yet, then brace yourself for some spoilers. Here’s what the movie teaches us about love, patience, and goodbyes.
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For some undeniable reason, the movie is truly a must-watch. But more than anything, the way it portrayed the realities and experiences of being in love and being in a relationship will make you change the way you look at love. (Read: 5 Easy Ways to ‘Be There’ For A Loved One With Depression)
Even with the pressure of Ben’s family to move and settle in New York with Jen, Ben decided to stay in the Philippines because he knows that Jen can’t leave her father alone and she still wants to achieve her dream of being a lawyer.
However, Jen decided to surprise her long-time boyfriend by applying for a US visa, and finally agreeing to Ben’s offer to live in New York. She was supposed to tell him the news on the last day of their Iceland trip—a gift from Ben to her.
The film shows us that being in love is not enough to help a relationship survive, and neither is being happy. It takes two to tango and both partners should learn to compromise and work out their differences. (Read: My Pope recommends: The Five Love Languages)
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Through Night and Day might be a romantic comedy movie, but it teaches us that patience plays a major role in every relationship.
A few years after their break up, Ben comes home and learns about everything Jen went through. Ben decides to stay and spend some time with Jen until she recovers. For weeks, Ben took over the responsibility of taking care of Jen and would walk her out every afternoon to watch sunsets with her. (Read: Five ways to do soul-searching while in quarantine)
“Thank you, Ben. Since we met, you’ve always taken care of me—even now that you don’t have to. That kind of love is rare,” Jen says.
One thing that Through Night and Day also teaches its viewers is that time won’t define the strength of the relationship. Some people are meant to come to your life, but not to stay forever.
In the movie, Jen loves watching sunsets. She explains it as “what you thought as an ending could also be the beginning of something more beautiful.”
Letting go isn’t always the end of it all. It could open more doors for you to enter and grow. (Read: Three reasons why making peace with your past should be your #lifegoal for 2020)
Watch the movie trailer for Through Night and Day below: