The video begins with the elderly pair moving in sync, like reflections in a mirror, as the woman reminisces about their courtship and arguments back when they were much younger. I haven’t seen the movie Amour, but I have seen the trailer, and it’s definitely giving me a similar vibe.
Timberlake himself isn’t even in the video until the “You are / You are / The love of my life” breakdown for the song’s second half, when he catches the elderly couple’s wedding ring, and winds up working out some twitchy dance moves in a hall of mirrors. The passing of the ring, MTV suggests, is a nod to the events surrounding Timberlake’s real-life wedding to Jessica Biel last year — his grandfather William was in poor health and was unable to attend. JT, the video signals, is ready to carry on.