2 weeks ago, I decided to go with a friend to watch ’500 days of Summer’ because of a few good reviews I had read and the fact that I LOVE Zooey Deschanel. The story follows the relationship of Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer (Zooey Deschanel). Tagline: ‘Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn’t.’ The story jumps back and forth during the 500 days of Tom’s relationship with Summer. In the end, the movie tries a little too hard to teach the audience a lesson about the unhappy side of love and how it’s important to move forward.
This movie is good but falls short from being great. It was somewhat lacking in flow. I found myself bored at moments because the pacing of the story drags so much. Also, I surprising found parts of the film extremely ‘emo’ for my tastes.
I really liked the overall presentation of this movie. It’s fresh, unique, and it isn’t your conventional love story. Also, ’500 days of Summer’ has a strong soundtrack I think most will enjoy.
Throughout the movie, humorous dance numbers and dream sequences much like ‘Scrubs’ but less comical. It was an enjoyable movie to watch. I give this movie 3 out of 5 babbles.