I miss college. Actually I started to miss it when I was still in there. I occasionally thought of the nights I walked from Russian class back to my dorm practicing pronouncing the trilled "R", the nights I was touched by the poems from Chinese class, and the nights a friend and I were singing "Gone with the sin" all the way along the lotus pool. And when I realized those nights, including the lonely nights I simply spent reading books in the library or watching movies in dorm room, would be gone from my life for good, it was already the last few days of my senior year. And then I start to earn myself spaghetti and sugar-free cream soda, pay for my own rent, schedule the time for research, class and gym deciding if I need to sacrifice sleeping, and I know the carefree hours of reading literature begin to charge. Jesse is pretty much like the other guy Joshua Radnor plays - Ted Mosby, who is an architect (and a architecture professor now) that can recite Dante's Divine Comedy in Italian, and is a huge Neruda fan and a wine taster as well, but can never seem to meet the right one. And here I see Jesse and Ted have the same situation - the difference between the real and the envisaged life. Jesse loved English literature and probably dreamed of a life of serious fine works and a girlfriend with same interest, and that's why he became angry when he found the same girl who recommended classical music to him was also a Vampire Trilogy fan. Zibby explained it was for killing time and was fun to read, but Jesse refused to understand. Whoa. Maybe this is also the situation we are confronted with. I had chances to make friends, great sincere genuine friends, but then it was like, she was a Twilight fan, gross; she RTed soul-chicken-soup weibos, double gross; she rooted for Li Na "because she's the pride of China", okay we're completely done. Then comes the thought that I'm fine, safe and sound, even if I'm alone. I'm not surrendering to these philistines' taste. And yes it is totally fine, when in college. However, "What happened?" "Life happened." This was the answer from Jesse's favorite literature professor, after they had sex. Perhaps it explains. What you admire the most, doesn't even give a fuck about how you treat it. Grow up and get back to adulthood.
----------------------------- Some interesting facts about the movie: One of the Vampire Trilogy in this movie is "Lunar Moon", which is exactly the book Zibby and Jesse read, and on the back cover of Lunar Moon, we can see that there's one called "Solar Sun" of this trilogy. OMG, is there any "Aquatic Water", “Nocturnal Night”, "Deviant Aberrancy" to this series? LOL This is funny.
Jesse: (The Vampire Trilogy) This is the worst book ever written in English. Zibby: There're worse books written in other languages? Jesse: Probably not, unless this book is translated into other languages.
---------------------------------------------- I didn't give it a higher score because I believe Radnor could have done a better job than this. He put so many things into this movie that the main idea(s) was(were) greatly attenuated.