Refreshing romance take a look at the fear of being alone.
When a classic rich playboy type character is cut off he is forced to reflect apon himself. This movie while polite, light, and jazzy has strong underlying messages. Conrad is intensely scared of being alone, he lies and cheats so people never leave his side. He grew up without parents and without any guidance, it shows the dark side of being rich. Conrad however well read and elegant he may seem is still a child. Beatrice is a hopeless romantic who looks for good in places with no good, she seems to settle alot, she settles for Conrad, for a modeling job, classical over jazz. Although Conrads change is good it comes and the price of hurting someone who deeply cared about him. This movie perfectly reflects Conrads mental state of mind, it puts of a facade, something polite and grown up . However inside is lacking proper guidance but he starts to learn how to grow up. Also that be attached to,something not the idea of it. Conrad had not fallen in love with Beatrice but that he had her not his friend, and that she looked beautiful not her inner beauty.