500 Days of Summer Movie Review
500 DAYS OF SUMMER: SHEER BLISS
With a musical number, role reversal, and appealing leads, 500 Days of Summer is a truly unique romantic comedy. It has sometimes heartbreaking and snappy dialogue. Historical Los Angeles is a major character that is to be appreciated, making the movie not to be missed.
Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) works for a greeting card company. He aspires to be an architect. When his boss gets a new assistant, his whole world changes. Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel) is a different sort of girl. She doesn't believe in love or relationships. But Tom falls in love with her anyways and they start a “friendship”. So Tom falls deeper and deeper while Summer proves true to her word.
The story is fresh and new. Boy meets girl and falls in love. Girl doesn't want anything serious, which makes boy want her more. That twist makes the film, along with amazing dialogue. These lines will break your heart, make you tear up, and make you laugh out loud. They set a new standard for the romantic comedy genre. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Brick) and Zooey Deschanel (Yes Man) are a perfect match. He keeps on giving, she keeps on taking. You sometimes wonder why Tom keeps chasing Summer. And then she looks up at him wide eyed with her blue eyes. Old buildings throughout Los Angeles play the backdrop. Its been too long since this side of Los Angeles has been seen. We are used to seeing the seedy, gang ridden parts, not the beautiful old buildings, Angel's Knoll Park (which has a major presence) and even a hipster bar that is located in downtown. It is refreshing to see Los Angeles shown in a positive light.
It is nice to finally see a worthy romantic comedy. 500 Days of Summer is smart, sweet, and everything in between. There are likable leads, witty banter, and beautiful Los Angeles. Make it a must see.