500 Days of Summer thoughts

July 22, 2009
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So, did you make it to the screening of "500 Days of Summer"? If so, what did you think?

I'll let a few others post before I chime in with my thoughts.
  • I thought the movie was very unique it was not like other love stories. Joseph, played his part very well. I felt bad for him. He really got played by his friend.
  • Natasha,
    I edited out the last sentence of your comment because it gave away part of the ending. I try to be careful about spoilers.
    Thanks for chiming in.
  • It was a cute movie with an unconventional yet optimistic message. I think a lot of single people, particularly those in their 20s and 30s, can relate to the experiences and perspectives of the two main characters. In that way it was refreshing but also, at times, very frustrating. I'm interested to hear what others think...

    Thanks for the tickets, Lou!
  • I really enjoyed the movie. It had some clever techniques, good acting, and some really funny moments. It also had some nice poignant touches. There were a few scenes that were cliche. Otherwise the characters and dialogue were natural. Great movie!
  • I thought it was cute, very humorous without being over the top. Well cast, good music, cute storyline. I like the way the story was presented, kept me engaged throughout.

    There was a good crowd in the audience last night as well. I think that always helps to set the mood for the film.

    I wish I had yelled penis when the credits were rolling! (you'll get it when you see the movie) My husband and I didn't think of it until we reached the parking lot.
    Thanks for the tix, Lou!
  • I thought the movie was cute! I really enjoyed the way the story was presented and the lead characters did a great job together! While the story was sad and funny, I think there was a good lesson in it. All in all it was great fun and a comic escape! I enjoyed the music too! Fun Crowd!
    Thanks for the tickets, Lou!
  • My husband and I enjoyed the movie. the music was good - wish there were more of dancing thru the street sceens. Not deserving of a 5 but definitely a 3. Thanks for the tix.
  • I saw this at a separate screening last week and loved it. I think the leads were
    great. Those that only know Joseph Gordon-Levitt from 3rd Rock From the Sun will
    be blown away. I particularly loved the expectation/reality scene. As someone in my 20s it was something I could relate to in a more real way then most typical romcoms. Also great soundtrack. The unexpected dance no was a joy.
  • It was one of the most original storylines for a love story (even though the narrator denied the fact) I have ever watched.

    The casting for the movie couldn't have been any better. Deschanel is a brilliant actress, and Levitt plays his role amazingly. The couple was perfect and realistic.

    The quirky moments in the movie kept the audience laughing and interested, and the original ideas in the screenplay we're stunning. The cut away scenes of the drawings and the expectation vs reality are a couple that stand out.

    I can't think of one bother in this movie except for a few cliche romantic movie cliches.

    I would recommend this movie to anyone.
  • One of the better relationship films I've seen lately. Stepped outside of the box of the romcom genre. Brilliantly cast and superbly acted by Levitt and Deschanel, especially Deschanel.

    This film brought back some memories of the awkward angst of college and early 20's relationships.

    Loved the animation sequences and the soundtrack. Made me want to listen to the Smiths and the Pixies again.

    Will tell friends to check it out.
  • Inventive without being absurd, moving without milking, and very, very satisfying throughout. In short, I loved the movie and was proud to be hosting the screening.

    Does anyone remember Chilly Scenes of Winter (Either Ann Beattie's novel or the Joan Micklin Silver film version)? That's the closest I've seen to another film about two people in a relationship where the commitment levels are just far enough apart that the relationship can't work.

    Highly recommended.

    Lou Harry
  • Man, I really liked Zooey Deschanel in this movie. It's impossible for me to imagine anyone else in this movie without compromising authenticity.
  • Loved it! Honest, creative and alternately hilarious and heart-wrenching.
    Excellent characters - Zooey Deschanel was truly extraordinary in this role. I repeat the observation that she was perfectly cast in this role because her conversations, apparent emotions and expressions seemed effortless - like she was not so much acting and she was re-living a similiar relationship from her own past.

    Don't be deceived by the 500 Days part of the title. This is not a chronological rendition of a relationship. The telling of the story, however, is never confusing.

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt could have played this character with oozing angst and made it a parody. He played it cleanly and with just enough emotion and confusion to make his character easily acceptable and embraceable.

    I enjoyed it so much I want to see it again.
  • This was one of the few movies that really shows in a loving manner the journey most of us have to take to reach true love

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