I Want You

I Want You is the sequel to the teen smash Three Meters Above the Skye based on the novel of the same name by Federico Moccia. Its predecessor followed the story of charismatic bad boy biker Hache played by Spanish dreamboat Mario Casas.

A typical love story: handsome Hache meets rich girl called Babi (Maria Valverde).  He is from the wrong side of the tracks but with his charm and good looks he starts to win her over.  The beautiful Babi falls in love with bad boy, much to the dismay of her affluent parents.  She sees his soft side, they lock eyes, make out and declare their undying and eternal love.  Then the movie climaxes ending in tragedy, complete with screams, sobbing and motor bikes. Babi and Hache are no more.  He then flees London after the dramatic death of his best friend.

Given I had not seen the first film I found the plot just a little hard to follow.  I said to my friend it was some strange cross between Romeo & Juliet, The Fast & the Furious and Centre Stage. 

I Want You follows troubled Hache who returns to Barcelona after two years in London.  He dreams to rekindle the flame with his ex love Babi.  A mystery girl, the independent and vivacious Gin (Clara Lago), enters his life and for the first time in a long time, those puppy dog eyes return.   Hache struggles to be true to his new love when Babi reappears into his life.  Temptation is too strong and he leaves Gin when she needs him most.  There are tears, his world crumbles and the movie again climaxes with a motorbike race. Thankfully this time, there is a happily ever after.

I Want You is the perfect unrequited love story for a teenage audience or those seeking to relive those years of romance and rebellion during the Spanish Film Festival.