500 Days of Summer


Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star in director Mark Weber’s wry, non-linear romantic comedy about a man who falls head over heels for a woman who doesn’t believe in love. Mark (Gordon Levitt) is an aspiring architect who currently earns his living as a greeting card writer. Upon encountering his boss’ beautiful new secretary Summer (Deschanel), Mark discovers that the pair have plenty in common despite the fact that she’s seemingly out of his league; for starters, they both love The Smiths, and they’re both fans of surrealist artist Magritte. Before long Mark is smitten. All he can think about is Summer. Mark believes deeply in the concept of soul mates, and he’s finally found his. Unfortunately for Mark, Summer sees true love as the stuff of fairy tales, and isn’t looking for romance. Undaunted and undeterred by his breezy lover’s casual stance on relationships, Mark summons all of his might and courage to pursue Summer and convince her that their love is real.

Wasn’t sure what to expect from this film. Hadn’t seen any movie trailers or really any previous reviews of any sort. But Deschanel is HOT so let’s just get that out of the way. She did however come across like a bitch in this film…I guess she can get away with it though, being the sex symbol that she is.

The movie was shot a little differently. It did not movie chronologically so occasionally it was a little hard to follow. It was, however, well written and very funny. Definitely a chick flick though…oh sorry…I mean romantic comedy.

Some scenes were pretty hokey. The dance routine after he got laid was a bit much and sort of took away from the movie. Many were slightly disappointed with the film but it was still fairly entertaining.

Overall I give it about a 2. I would not pay to go see this, and probably wouldn’t rent it unless I was having a movie night with a female friend. Until next time mofos!