Monday, 9 November 2009

Mini Review - '(500) Days of Summer'

I thoroughly enjoyed this.
I really do not know what else to say aside from it was so good to see such a refreshing take on the romantic comedy. I heard that it side stepped the usual rom-com trappings, but had no idea just how new it would all feel.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was brilliant as Tom, making us hope for a lot more leading man roles in his future.
Zooey Deschanel was also wonderful in the smaller role of Summer. Every time you feel you should hate her it evaporates because she just feels so real and lived in. She is who she is, and the audience kind of accepts that by the end.

The only major flaw was I could not really relate to either character too much, but that is small change when watching this spritz of febreeze on a genre which was getting stagnant.

However, at the end of the film my boy friend turned to me and said "I hated that". I guess it can't win them all.

Grade - B+

1 comment:

Danny King said...

I also really liked this film for similar reasons. The performances of Deschanel and Gordon-Levitt won me over immediately and the originality of the thing was very appealing.