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5.0 out of 5 stars 500 Days of Summer, April 25, 2009
This review is from: (500) Days of Summer (DVD)
The film's opening makes it clear: This is not a love story. It is a story about love. Told in a non chronological fashion, we see 500 days in the relationship of Tom (Joseph Gordon- Levitt) and Summer (Zooey Deschanel). For those who have seen 10 Things I Hate About You, this is an evolution of that story told in a more realistic fashion. While Joseph Gordon-Levitt pretty much plays the same character, he adds gravitas to the ups and downs of relationships which all men go through at some point. Zooey Deschanel brings her playful carefree attitude to Summer, which the movie itself is quick to point out has a very strong effect over men. While most people expect this to be a love story, it's not. It's a carefully crafted story about relationships and the highs and lows we all experience and how we focus on the highs more than the lows. The quirky humor and the wittiness brought out in the film covers the very introspective dissection of a relationship. While the ending is somewhat expected, it serves as the movies last laugh. A must see for romantics, indie film appreciators and mainstream audiences alike, this movie is the guide to growing up all boys need to become men. Especially, once they see the Plate scene. Check it out!
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Initial post: Aug 4, 2009 10:15:09 PM PDT
R. Gawlitta says:
Good review. I look forward to seeing this film. Thanks for not blabbing everything away.

After "Brick" and "Mysterious Skin", I am aware of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's ability and talent.

Zooey has also proven herself.

Can't wait to see it.

Posted on Oct 9, 2009 6:28:51 PM PDT
Could not have said it better myself. Great way of summing up the movie.

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 1:53:40 PM PST
J. Ferguson says:
Good review. I own the DVD.

This film is definitely a quirky romantic comedy. I'm not a romantic comedy fan, but I liked this film. I think it is as good as those of Tracy & Hepburn. As the reviewer says, it's not a love story. Its about love and people's search for it.

Good flick.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 6:51:57 AM PST
Scrapsofoz says:
Excellent review. I sometimes think maybe this movie should be called "The Truth Hurts".
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