(500) Days of Summer
Most romantic-comedies are so unoriginal now days they are hard to watch but a fan favorite that is making the rounds at film festivals is the charming movie 500 Days of summer. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Tom a writer of bad greeting cards who aspires to be an architect and falls in love with his boss’s pretty new assistant named Summer played by Zooey Deschanel. When they begin dating Summer mentions several times she isn’t interested in marriage but when they break up Tom thinks it’s the end of the world when he can’t have her back. Finally a film that feels fresh and not because of the concept but the structure of the story line with events unfolding out of sequence. Gordon-Levitt is so believable and Deschanel is sweet naive, sincere and best of all none of it feels forced. Gordon-Levitt has come a long way from a young teenage boy in the popular television show Third Rock From The Sun to a competent male lead. This may not be the most entertaining romantic comedy but it is funny and does dare to be different. (Kind of like a blind movie critic) This film feels so real and genuine I’m giving it a B rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.