Friday, October 7, 2011

(500) Days of Summer

Watched It - October 7, 2011

Stars - Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Director - Marc Webb
Rating - PG-13

In 20 Words or Less - Tom must come to grips with a break-up that isn't a break-up and learn to let love
Pros - The screenplay is a welcome respite from Hollywood's typical Rom-Com formula.  This film has been described as "a post-modern love story."  Whatever it is, it was a quirky, intriguing movie that had some depth.  Zooey Deschanel's character was radiant, endearing and believable.
Cons - The couple's casual attitude about the depth of their relationship is reflective of many young people's aversion to genuine commitment.  (The film does, however, portray the damage such an attitude can create in the hearts of those involved.)
Movie Moment - The party scene that utilizes a split screen to show expectation vs. reality was creative and insightful.
Genuineness - 7 out of 10

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