500 Days of Summer

So after hearing so much about this movie, I finally got around to seeing it. The basic plot is about a boy who falls in love with a girl (Summer), who does not fall back in love with him, despite the fact it seems like she should. As the movie says in the beginning though, it’s not a romance story, it’s a break up story, and a really darn good one.

The cast is really good. I really liked Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Of former Third Rock from the Sun fame) as the main character. He was really likable and fit the role well and he should be in more movies. But as great as he was, Zooey Deschanel was even better as the incredibly enchanting love interest that broke his heart.

This movie also stars my new favorite actress Chloe Moretz as his younger sister who has a panache for giving  him wisdom with a few expletives mixed in. You might recognize her from the movie Kick Ass, where she plays the gun toting, bladeflinging, cute but foulmouthed Hit Girl. I don’t know how long she can keep those roles up before she grows up, but I love her right now.

Artistically this movie is really, really creative. I can’t really describe it in a review so you will just have to see it, but they do a lot or really creative and clever scenes. Maybe the best part of the movie is the killer Indie rock soundtrack. Really, really good music all throughout the film, and yes, I am a music snob.

As a whole I would give this movie 4.5 Babbles. Very well done and worth seeing.


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