This film utilizes the element of fate; this means the director of the film tries to make fate look like a fundamental attribute in respect to someone’s life journey; however, the director is not a believer of intangible forces. The director incorporating fate while does not believe in intangible forces is a contraction, which in most instances work perfectly.
The main character is Al Roberts, who believes that was not for the malicious destiny he would not be facing all the troubles in his life. The other character is Haskell, and Al believes that his death led to him been shunted into a different destination from the one he would have picked. In Al life journey, the other character, who is Vera, is introduced to the audience, as well as to Al’s life when he picks her on the road.
After Al’s act of picking Vera, she becomes his companion while travelling, and later she even gets the title of a spouse while Al thinks he is the gods’ helpless plaything. According to Al, in life’s journey, fate can put a finger on anyone without any relevant reason. The reason why Al comes up with this conclusion is as a result of the police car drawing on them beside him just in the final shot.
Even after, Al picks Vera; she is neither a sympathetic nor an impartial observer in respect to Al’s predicament. In my opinion, the director of the film brings out the concept of helping another individual has no guarantee of them returning the favor; hence, it is crucial that one does not build high expectation after helping people. The film uses the concept of a flash back to show how much Al would have loved to have a certain part of his memory disappear, and the clear indication that Al is not content with what is happening to him because of the pain he portrays during the flashback. Therefore, in my opinion, human life is mostly a journey where individuals travel looking for greener pastures, but mostly in the end may not find what they were looking for leading