A few thoughts occurred to me last night. For one thing, somebody should be courting Lola with a track or cross country scholarship. That girl has major speed and endurance. Any team would be lucky to have her.
I was also thinking about the two "fade to red" conversations in bed. During the movie, I kind of thought that they weresomething that took place sometimebefore the events of the running day. I'm not sure why I thought that, but I did. After the movie, it occurred to me that they happened that night, after the running.
Don't read on if you haven't seen the movie, but may want to in the future.
In the first scenario, Lola gets there too late, and without the money. She helps out Manni with his robbery, but gets shot shortly after, we can assume fatally. That fades to red with Lola asking Mani if he loves her, and what he means, and Manni thinking that she wants to leave him.
In the second scenario, Lola gets to Manni on time, and with the money, but Manni is run over by an abulance before she give it to him. In that fade, Manni is talking to Lola about what would happen if he died, expressing fear that she would forget about him.
In the third scenario, no one commits a crime and no one is injured. Everything works out for the best. It occurredto me in an "oh, duh!" moment about an hour after the movie that this is the "what really happened", and the other two were Lola and Manni imagining other, more dire possblities that reflect their own personal fears about themselves, each other, and their world. "Do you love me?" "Would you come through for me?" "Would other people in the world be willing to help me?" "What would happen if I died?" "How easy would it have been for everything today to go wrong?" Even though everything worked out, it involved so many close calls and quirks of chance, and they have to realize that. Life is a fragile construst of a billion what if's, and their minds are full of those dreadful what if's as they wind down from the stress and drama of their morning.
Well, at least that's my take on it, and I'm sticking to it. So neener.