Tuesday, August 31, 2010

(500) Days of Summer

The problem with romantic comedies today is that there's too much comedy and not enough romance (or sometimes vice versa). Thankfully, there are some that break the barrier.

An unconventional love story about Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), a woman who doesn't believe in true love, and Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the man who falls for her.

(500) Days of Summer is different from the romantic comedy of today becuase it doesn't rely on bad jokes and sex (or bad sex jokes); it relies on actual emotions. Gordon-Levitt and Deschanel make a really cute couple. The movie is really sweet. It's now one of my favorite romantic comedies (along with The Apartment). It's not one to be avoided.

My Rating: *****


  1. that's what i liked abou this romcom (and i typically HAED today's rom coms). i liked that this one was somehwat original and had flair to it.

  2. I liked how they didn't tell their relationship in order, they jumped around. I loved Joseph and Zooey in 'Manic' and loved them even more in this.

  3. The fact that they jumped around telling the story out of order is two things: 1) It's proving the power of story in cinema. Story, and character development should drive rom-coms and most of the time they don't...the comedy does. 2) It's very Tarantinoesque! Oooh Rah!


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