Tuesday, July 21, 2009

(500) Days of Summer seems like a bit much

Let's start at the end, what a great movie. A true romantic comedy. A love story based in reality. It still gives you the warm mushy feelings without hilarious misunderstandings, cutesy coincidence or evil bad boyfriends out to sabotage everything.

I saw Mysterious Skin a few years ago based on a couple of reviews. Since then, I will always perk up if I hear that Joseph Gordon Levitt is in it. He's the current male version of 90's Parker Posey. The Lookout, Brick, Mysterious Skin. He really knows how to pick them. He's even good in the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You. Next month he gets to play Cobra Commander in the GI Joe movie. Who's excited? This guy!

Next up, we have the lovely lady Zooey Deschanel. After her dead eye role in The Happening, I thought the shine was off but she's back on course. She's adorable, she's mysterious, she's quirky. We fall in love with her the same time that Tom does.

The movie is not told in chronological order. We jump from day 498, to 31, to 42 to 156. And the pacing is all the better for it. There's a mystery where we try to figure out the moment it all went wrong.

For those couples heading to the multiplex, please see this before anything else. Guys out there, just suggest it to your lady and you'll be thanked repeatedly. If they suggest it, tell them you will go but they owe you one. Its win win.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you rent it?

Would you buy it?
Possibly. I could give it as a gift to my lady and then I still own it.

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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