Personally, I was drawn to this film simply because of it’s premise. I find the idea of extreme love commitment and endurance particularly compelling. And, so from the get go it already had my attention. I though both the writing and directing by Eva Duvernay was excellent. I noticed that she likes to take her time with scenes and her actors, whom both did a fantastic job. At times the film felt a bit slow, but I think it worked none the least. The questions this movie raises about “love as a choice” as Duvernay herself mentioned in the Q & A are very important for our times I think. I believe our culture views love as a commodity most of the time, or as an exercise in self-fulfillment and self-gratification and so a film the portrays the honor in committing to one person and working hard for a relationship without being naïve is a breath of fresh air.