Wednesday, December 30, 2009

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Director: Marc Webb. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel. 95 min. Rated PG-13. Romance.

I generally avoid romantic movies, because the mix of romance and Hollywood illusions almost always leads to disaster. But (500) Days is a rare gem. It shows real people with real relations through real words. There's no delusional ideation or dream-like reactions here. Although it is a semi-comedy, the film manages to make intelligent statements about human emotions, human character, coincidence, fate, and even love. And I was impressed how it flash-backed and flash-forwarded time, simply by running numbers on the screen. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Mo says:


  1. I like Gordon-Levitt's range, from his days on "3rd Rock from the Sun" to "The Lookout" to this movie to his recent appearance on SNL.

  2. Being pretty weak in TV comedy, I haven't been exposed to many of his works. But "Brick" was quite impressive.