It's a slightly flattering comparison, but gives a sense of the affectionate courtship that unfurls across the narrative and comes back to the discussions of whether this is merely a fling in the sun or something altogether deeper. Although they can hardly match the repartee of Hawke and Delpy, Taylor Pucci and Hilker do a commendable job of selling these two souls, adrift in very different seas. Evan is a likable and easy-going guy, profoundly sad but a romantic at heart and Taylor Pucci imbues him with a shy awkwardness than betrays both. Hilker's Louise is sultry, sexy and initially hungry only for physical intimacy liaison but there's a great deal more to her than meets the eye. For one, time is interminable while the other freshly feels the pain inflicted by its arrow. When residents of their quaint seaside town begin to go missing in the night, they must confront the realities of their opposed situations and decide whether their love, star-crossed or no, is worth the mutual sacrifices. Perhaps the ultimate metamorphoses of Spring actually revolve around their suitability and commitment as prospective lovers, even while a monstrous form lurks beneath the briny surface.
Ben Nicholson | @BRNicholson