When I seen this film was directed by Kat Coiro I had high hopes for this film and I knew it would be quaint. If you haven’t heard of Kat before, she was introduced to me through her Short film Departure Date – a somewhat promotional video for Virgin Airlines. Departure Date, I really, really enjoyed the quirky storyline but A Case of You takes that to a whole new level.
The story is about this struggling writer Sam who is trying to come out of the writing a book based on a film thing by writing his own novel based on his love interest in the Barista Birdie. He goes onto cyber stalking her – relate-able, there is no denying that we all do this – he finds out all of her likes, favourite books, music, hobbies and turns himself into her ‘ideal man’ but can he keep this act up? From an emotional standpoint it has a very Catfish type of storyline, which nowadays is a familiar topic.
Sam is living his life to impress this girl whilst simultaneously struggling to write this book. So the only logical thing to do is to base the book on his ‘fake life’. He writes as a third person, taking note of the things they do together. The idea of changing for someone and writing about it seems a little bit bittersweet. I think the overall narrative is very strong, which makes it work.
So its romantic, however when introduced to Sam’s flatmate I laughed so much. To kept it short, this film is ‘A bittersweet modern day tale of life and love.’
I love the way that through Sams’ writing, the publishers tell him what he needs to do to fix his relationship with Birdie.
Of course, the main reason I watched this film was because Sam is actually acted by the gorgeous Justin Long!
Lets just take a moment to notice how pretty this boy is!