(500) Days of Summer

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel

“This is a story of boy meets girl…but you should know up front, this is not a love story.”

Tom falls in love with Summer and at one point, Summer falls in love with Tom, even though she does not want to be in a relationship or to put labels on what they have. When they break up Tom suffers badly, and his two friends are absolutely no good for relationship advice. He gets his best advice from his little sister.

This film is not a simple chronology. It goes back and forth over the 500 days in which Tom and Summer are involved. He loves her, he hates her. They’re young, they are learning about love and life, and not all relationships are forever.

Summer is quirky and unconventional. You can hate her when you see the narrative through Tom’s eyes, but you can also love her when he is asked to look back again and he sees the things he missed. Whenever I see Zooey I want to get my fringe cut back in – you gotta love her style.

I really like this movie. It’s slightly off beat, not your usual rom com, and offers a refreshing style.

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Posted on 21/07/2011, in the whole rom com list, top rom coms and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on (500) Days of Summer.

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