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Saddest coming-of-age movie ever?

This was darker than Friends. I felt so sorry for the both of them towards the end. They had tried their best to make a go of it, but the realities of life just kept getting in the way. I don't think there was any sequel, so we'll never know what happened three years later when Paul supposedly would have his degree.

Oh well. Just too sad, that all. But a lovely film nevertheless. Anicée Alvina had really blossomed in comparison to her sweet, but rather pubescent role in Friends, and was the better for it. (What a tragedy that she died aged only 53.) Also, the actor, Sean Bury, had considerably improved his acting talents in Paul and Michelle. (He was terribly wooden in Friends.)