Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Movie review: (500) Days of Summer
A charming, alternately funny and sad story of a young couple - a romantic young man, Tom, (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and a young woman, Summer, (Zooey Deschanel) who doesn't believe in love. The story jump-skips back and forward through the 500 days of their relationship, following Tom's emotional peaks and valleys. It's quirky and amusing. I really enjoyed it.
Both the leads are convincing and affecting. The voiceover gave the movie a kind of educational film irony that was amusing. The soundtrack was fun and engaging. I'll be watching this one again (and again).