I have read all the four parts of the super hit romance novel "After" by Anna Todd and also, I have watched the movie franchise. According to me, the team has done a wonderful job of casting the perfect cast for the portrayal of Hardin Scott and Tessa Young, but has failed to hold on to the remaining few cast members in "After We Fell", which is quite disappointing. However, I felt connected, i.e., I was able to relate to the movie/characters from the very beginning, which I would say is a big achievement for the entire cast and crew. The journey of Hardin and Tessa was perfectly directed. From love and hate to jealousy and heartbreak, I was able to feel that in my heart. Maybe because of being a huge fan of the franchise myself, I was able to relate to and feel every detail. The movie started by showing Tessa’s past, followed by where they left off in the last movie, and through their growing relationship. I hoped that they would show some more of Hardin’s and Tessa’s past because the book covered a lot of ground in that field. Since it’s a movie, maybe they decided to stick to certain details, but there is still hope that they will reveal more in "After Ever Happy" considering these two films were shot together.
The best part that I loved about this film is when Hardin and Tessa come running towards each other in the streets of London, I think, where they hug each other and kiss briefly because neither of them had each other, except for the other. Throughout the film, the team has led us through a complete ride on a roller coaster, with lots of emotions coming up and down. I also felt that since the length of the film is short, they have omitted or you may even say altered the storyline compared to the book. I get it, one can’t portray the entire book, but the scenes of Robert and Tessa could have been more. It was like they wanted their frame to fit into the film. Apart from that, I completely enjoyed watching the film and I’m really looking forward to seeing "After Ever Happy".
I have always loved the storyline.
Pain is one of those hideous places that, once visited, you have to fight your way out, and even when you think you have escaped it, you find that it has permanently marked you. If you’re like me, you don’t have anyone to depend on, no one to take your hand and assure you that you’ll make it through this hell. Instead, you have to lace up your boots, grab your own hand, and pull yourself out.
— Anna Todd, After We Fell
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
— Tessa young
You aren’t my type, just the way that I am not yours. But that’s why we are good for each other—we are so different, yet we’re the same. You told me once that I bring out the worst in you. Well, you bring out the best in me. I know you feel it, too, Tessa. And yes, I didn’t date, until you. You make me want to date, you make me want to be better.
— Hardin Scott
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