Wednesday, August 26, 2009

500 Days of Summer

Director: Marc Webb
Written by: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel

I just saw this movie for the second time. It's adorable. It's a quirky indie romantic comedy with uber-charming characters. There are some twists--it's not quite just a boy-meets-girl movie. Deschanel and JGL are so endearing, I can't even explain it. I'm so in love with him, and I'm a little lez for her, too. Or maybe just her clothes and her hair.

This movie is very easy to identify with. If you've ever been in love, fallen out of love, been unhappy in a relationship, or dwelled over someone like a psycho (I have experienced all of these things), then you'll find yourself saying "Yes, exactly!" Which, in my opinion, is all any director can hope to make his audience say.

Speaking of the director, 500 Days of Summer is filled with fun little experimental moments, like a dance number, a French film dream sequence, a split-screen "Expectations vs. Reality" scene, and some documentary realism. Most of the time, this works, but every once in awhile, you get the feeling that you are watching the first film of some over-eager director who just wants to throw in every Michel Gondry idea he's ever had. Aside from those rare moments, this movie is brill. Loves it.

Also, for the guys/lesbians, I think if you take a girl to see this movie, it will get you laid afterwards.


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