I really like both James MacAvoy and Alicia Vikander, I've seen and enjoyed loads of films with the both of them. So when I noticed this on Prime, I thought, "Oh, cool!"
The most important element in a romantic film is chemistry between the two leads. There was NONE with this couple. None. They look at each other with the bland, pained expressions of two people who've eaten a bad clam, and really, really want to retreat to the restroom. Separately. Maybe it's because these two talented actors are lumbered with some of THE WORST dialogue I've heard since "The Fountain:" New age-y, faux philosophical blah-blah, weirdly mixed with made up scientific obscurities, intended to make the audience gasp at the lovers' profundity. Or laugh.
Even their "love scenes" contain some of the clunkiest choreography I've ever seen - further reinforcing the ZERO chemistry between our hero and heroine (or, the two actors). We don't even believe their kisses. So sad.
Soon, our lovers are arbitrarily forced to go their separate ways, as set up in the opening 5 minutes of the film. At this point, we're watching two individual films, and every single element jumps the shark. We still *sort of* hope these two might wind up seeing each other again, even though I don't think the audience really cares anymore.
To summarize - the only two elements of this dreadful waste of my time that I liked:
1) The wickedly luxurious beach hotel on the North coast of France where they meet. Wow. What a place! if I ever win Powerball, I'll book this joint up for a vacay.
2) The cool, flashy BlueTooth radio/speaker that Alicia's character listens to in several scenes. I would totally buy that, if I knew what brand it was.