… Cameron Crowe did whatever he wanted, I can, too. They both occur in a climactic scene where a man finally realizes he’s in love with an amazing woman who’s been there the entire time and who has been pining away for a person who takes her for granted. Textbook stuff, really.
Of course, he realizes this at the point where she is done being taken for granted. I’ve had relationships end, only to have an ex appear months after-the-fact wanting to share his moment of clarity — realizing how wonderful, supportive, loving, etc. I was, but how he took it for granted when he had it. “Gee, I’m so glad that after months of treating me like I wasn’t a priority or making sure my needs were met (to the same degree that I met yours), you finally realize what I meant when I said, ‘I don’t like being taken for granted.’”