A Romeo and Juliet theme without tragic ending however.
It is an award winning movie.
Two 13 year old Daniel and Lauren meet, develop a system
to beat horse races and have an adventure travel to Venice.
both Daniel and Lauren discuss Heidegger. There is also a
data science episode (how to predict the outcomes of horse
Laurence Olivier (known especially from Hitchcock's Rebecca"
plays the helpful "Julius". The story is based on the
1977 novel "E=mc2 Mon Amour.
Critiques obviously did not like it: one reviewer
"gives us two movie kids in a story so unlikely I assume it
was intended as a fantasy. And it gives us dialog and
situations so relentlessly cute we want to squirm."
Well, the same could have been said about Shakespear's
Remeo and Juliet. Maybe also because the movie suggests
that kids can have brains. If I may add a personal
remark: Heidegger is much more ludicrous in my opinion than this romance.
Heidegger's rants can be summarized with Shakespear as: "To be or not to be,
that is the question". I myself had been interested in
ontology as a teenager too (but not as young as in the movie, it was when I was 16),
but then asked myself after reading it: "What did I actually learn?" The answer was "Nothing".
I got then more interested in math, where one can learn more than
in existentialism. (Here is an English translation of
The introduction to Metaphysics
by Heidegger [PDF] which Lauren reads secretly in the story.
Judge yourself. )