A couple of people pinged me about that “I don’t believe in God” comment in the previous post. Look, I’m not going to go into all of my reasons in this space because it’s simply not appropriate, but let me say this much: no all-loving, all-powerful being creates a world in which John Hughes drops dead at 59 and Joe Eszterhas is still kicking at 64.
Love of John Hughes movies notwithstanding, does anyone else agree with me that the whole Jake-Samantha relationship was bound to end up in sorrow? Get this, which was one of Jake’s first lines in the movie: “I do independent study with her. I catch her lo at me a lot. It’s kinda cool, the way she’s always looks at me . . . I’m being serious, ok. She looks at me like she’s in love with me.”
So the whole basis for his attraction to Samantha is that she’s into him? That’s clear evidence of a narcissistic personality. Even if we assume they dated the rest of the year, there’s no way he doesn’t cheat over the summer and then dump her the second he goes off to college. I give the whole Geek-Caroline relationship a way better shot at working out. True, she’s rich and beautiful and he’s young and dorky, but their thing began with trust. They probably got married.