There is also a French film of the same title, starring the dreamy Melvil Poupaud. The film intertwines a few stories that center around the premise of the book. I loved the film, but realize that it may not be everyone's cup of tea.
Now, the big question of the day is why the heck did I wake up thinking about Kierkegaard and his exploration of romantic failure? Hmmmmm.....I will get back to you on that one.