Wednesday, February 3, 2010
500 Days of a Typical Love Story - A Movie Review
I rented the movie "500 Days of Summer" on Netflix. I had no idea what I was in for, but I did know it was one of those chick flicks that I could watch, relax and drink of a glass of wine and maybe a chocolate fudge brownie frozen yogurt:) The movie begins with a boy, he meets a girl, they fall in love over a summer romance (Summer also happens to be the female leads name, what a cute little twist you awesome chick flick writers!), one breaks it off and the other person is left alone in his own self loathing and despair. I love these kinds of movies, maybe because they are so familiar now, they remind me of when I was younger and I would watch them and be surprised by what happened. But director Marc Webb and writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber do something a little different that makes me perk up towards the end. While we get to experience a typical summer romance with Summer and Tom, at the end of the film, when poor Tom (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is sitting in his favorite spot that he used to take Summer (played by Zooey Deschanel, I just love her and her style, especially in the Target commercial!!) to, they spot eachother from across the grass. He's not wearing his sunglasses to hide his tears from their breakup but a handsome suit and she has an air of humbleness that is only ever attained from finally finding the one, the one who she just knew was right, the one who she just knew everything that she didn't know when she was with the Mr. Wrong. I'll make sure not to tell you how it ends, but its a nice twist to capture your attention that makes all the typical moments that you've seen a thousand times in other love stories worth it...even if at the end of the film.
I don't know about you, but I've dated a few Mr. Wrongs before, including ones in summer romances, ones that it never worked out with just because it didn't feel right to be with them or to marry them, not because they were bad people, but because it just wasn't there. And then I met Martin, and this movie just enforced what I always believe to be true, that fate is beautiful and serendipatious (is that a word even?) and plays such a huge part when you meet that Mr. Right and you just know:)
I give it a definetly see this one!!! :)