Not just for the fabulous body and pretty face of Hugh Jackman and the many action scenes, but because of his relationship with Kayla.
There are two or three moments which just stop me in my tracks with breathlessness. I get that echoy, tight feeling in my chest that signifies a strong emotion and the almost irresistible desire to cry.
I love the way this relationship is depicted.
Complete intimacy mixed with a total lack of inhibition about public displays of affection, as evidenced in the scene when she drops him off at work.
He gets out of the car and starts to walk away but then turns suddenly. In response to a look from her, irrespective of the catcalls of his friends, he makes his way back and kisses her passionately. The smile that passes between them as they move apart is just priceless.
There is something so compelling about all that caged masculinity showing its softer contrast. I guess he reminds me of Ruf a little. That rough, tough exterior covering a heart so desperately in need of a woman’s love.
And then, later, after lots of trials and tribulations (which I won’t give away because I don’t want to spoil the plot), when Kayla thinks he must hate her, Logan suddenly holds out his hand to her, waiting for her to resume her normal place, her fingers intertwined in his.
That moment gets me every time. He stands there, all mean and muscly and stretches out his hand to cover the distance between them. Almost an olive branch of peace that shows just how deeply he still cares for her. I have to hold back the tears.
I tried for ages to find a picture of that moment but google (and an extraordinarily flakey internet connection) let me down.
Of course, it is the tragedy of the denouement, as he looks down at her and has no recollection of who she is and what she has meant to him…
The epitome of the perfect tragic ending.
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