I can see both sides of the issue. I can see Rhodes's motivation and applaud it. But I can see Annie's point of view and support it.
Rhodes had his heart in the right place. He was trying to fix Annie but with complete well-meaning. To him it was simple: she was a great baker. It's a pity her shop failed due to other factors. She is still hurting badly about that. Lets make her reconnect with her talent!
But to Annie, it wasn't as simple as that. She was still very much in hurting/mourning mode about her business failure. Yes she still baked a cupcake at home alone one time, wistfully. But she was still dealing with her feelings about baking at all.
She needed to come around to things in her own time. So when Rhodes "pushed" the issue -- even as nicely as he did -- she couldn't help but see it as an intrusion and presumptuous. Even her own mother hadn't tried to get her to get back to her baking. And here was a man she had only just entered into intimacy with, buying baking stuff!
So, to her, this was not welcome, and he didn't seem to want to accept her polite refusal, so she got annoyed and left. It all escalated from sorry no, to forget the whole thing.
It wasn't creepy of him because he really did mean well and believed he was doing something sweet and inspired and lovely for her.
But I can see how she wasn't ready.
I no longer want to do something I was good at and did all my life (creating and playing music). I wold very much resent it if someone tried to forcibly persuade me I need to be doing it again. That's up to me. I have extremely conflicted and complicated feelings about it and that's nobody's area of authority but my own. Someone I interact with online KEEPS saying "you should do your music again." I DON'T WANT TO!!!! I resent even this person online telling me this. He doesn't know me at all, and he doesn't realize how well and truly DONE I am with it. Let me have my own process. I know how Annie felt.
Not sure why I'm responding to 2 year old thread for a movie I haven't seen in 7 years but I think Prelude gives the most appropriate response. I can sympathize that his intentions were good and Like Prelude I totally get her reaction to it. It's understandable. He's not a creep nor is she a biznatch in this situation. Just a social miscue.
Thanks! Yep, sometimes neither party is a horrible person for something that was just a mis-step. It's a pity she overreacted by walking out completely but yeah, just a tricky spot all around.