Spaces and Reservations (2013) – By Brian Morton

Any time I get a ‘relationship drama’ in my inbox, I get a bad feeling in my stomach. Usually these things are ponderous and preachy, but I have to admit I got a real surprise from Space And Reservations.

Jamie and Kacie have been dating for a long time, and have become pretty comfortable with each other…sort of like an old married couple. Jamie is becoming bored, his eye is wandering and he’s rethinking his relationship with Kacie. He’s not cheating, but he’s thinking about it, he’s thinking that there might be something out there that might be more fulfilling than what he’s got right now.

But, when Kacie reveals that she’s been seeing someone else, Jamie suddenly realizes that what he’s got is what he really wants. The strange thing is that the distance between them seems to draw them together until they both realize that the grass isn’t greener on the other side, and that it’s true that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone and that real love does, sometimes, mean letting go.

I’m giving Spaces and Reservations 4 out of 4 cigars, not for telling me some lame romantic tale about love and redemption, but for telling me a true store (or at least one that felt real). Its love and heartbreak in one of the most realistic ways I’ve seen on film. You can fall in love with Spaces and Reservations too by heading over to http://www.spacesfilm.com.