Rest assured there was plenty of kissing, flirting, sweet romantic gestures and moments. The writers—all four of them—really tried to emphasize how effortless their love was, showing you quirky instances of commitment, from Paige choosing to inhale Leo's fart to Leo pretending he understood her sculpture, and having Leo tell us parts of their love story that we didn't get to see. They showed you his fight for a love that seemed genuinely lost. And every time you thought there was no hope, he restored it. But the film didn't just endeavor to tell the story of how two people fell in love twice, but also how a young woman needed to go back—and resolve everything she ran away from before she met her true love—in order to move forward. And in putting as much emphasis on that secondary plot, they sacrificed the impact of the first.
SPOILER! I'm glad she fell in love with him again and that he got a second chance to be with her—especially since this is a true story—but I think the fact that she never remembers their love or all the memories and inside jokes they had takes the wind out of their love story's sails. He will always love her more than she loves him, because he got a 5-year head start. It just seems unfair to him—and a little to us. The audience hoped for a happy ending and they got one. But it was like someone offered us a billion dollars but in the end only gave us a millon—still a lot, just not as good.