2009. dir. Marc Webb, starring Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Seen it before? No.
My brother said he liked my status with a thumbs up. Another person wrote that it was their favorite movie of all 2009...and then you read my husband's blog and go...huh?
The funny part is that I was thinking Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character was great in that it was nothing like anything he'd ever played...but then Sam pointed out how whiny he was about everything wrong that happened with his relationship with Summer and all of a sudden I thought, well, shit, it's like EVERY OTHER FREAKING character he's ever played. Whiny and especially about women/love interests! And really, what was with the f*ing dance number after they did it the first time...really? Cartoon bluebirds?
I'm shocked Sam didn't mention the immense amount of music that went along with the movie. http://www.500days.com/500-days-of-summer-soundtrack-listing.html It was like Forrest Gump all over again...just different music, of course. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_Gump_(soundtrack) To be fair I actually liked Forrest Gump and didn't mind the soundtrack playing throughout the movie and I can honestly say the same for this movie too...just thought I'd mention how shocked I am that Sam didn't.
Isn't it always the way that you put a past relationship (or several) on such a pedestal by thinking about only the good things that happened and forgetting about the bad, the miserable, the resentment in turn making yourself miserable and resentful?
It wasn't an eye-opening movie. It wasn't a terrible movie. It was one of those movies that Sam says he could write if only he had the time to do so since everything followed the Hollywood format and there was a happy ending when all was said and done.
Oh right, of course the girl at the end would be named AUTUMN!
Would I see it again? Probably
Would I add it to my collection? Would the next girl he falls for be named Winter?