In Beginners there is a moment when Ewan McGregor and Melanie Laurent are jettisoned from the skating rink where they have gone with their friends because dogs are not allowed on the premises and McGregor, of course, has Arthur, his late father’s Jack Russell terrier, along for the ride.
At this point McGregor and Laurent flee via their roller skates, out of the building and down the street and through her hotel lobby. As this is happening, what do you think. Do you think……
A.) Uh, they have now lost their shoes because they turned their shoes in as collateral and chose to leave via their roller-skates?
B.) Way to stick to it to the man?
C.) This is the first time Melanie Laurent’s character has ever skated. How could she possibly skate all the way from the rink to the hotel? It’s ridiculous. This is absurd?
D.) God-dammit, that’s romantic?
My answer is D. But then you knew that already.