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In Review: (500) Days of Summer


I'm going to let you in on a secret. I knew before I watched this movie, I would think it was cute. It has a killer soundtrack and two of my favorite actors and an IKEA cameo. I don't mind telling you that the only reason I will watch Elf is for Zooey Deschanel (still waiting on her full-length cd!) and I've got a thing for female scratchy voices. I love listening to them! Enter in the awkward Joseph Gordon-Levitt (10 Things I Hate About You) and some karaoke and you've got a movie that has been nominated for 2 Golden Globes. But let's be honest....


I really just wanted to see Zooey's wardrobe. She's got killer taste!


Girls--of course you'll want to see this movie! It's a cute comedy with a very good ending, narration Pushing Daisies-style, and a really interesting format (side-by-side "reality" & "imagination" for example). Even Stefan liked this movie, and he generally thinks my romantic-comedies should all be burned. Don't even get him started on Juno! :) We really liked this story, it's not too long, and it gave me tons of inspiration just from listening to the music and is a very 'pretty' film. Go see it!


sarah ann said…
Oh how I la la love 500 days of summer and Zooeys wardrobe.

Sarah Ann
Potato. said…
I really dug this movie. I felt like it was a "chick flick" for guys. Cutesy, romantic, funny, etc., but it's handy to show women that they can be horrible too. All the stuff they do that seems okay hurts guys like the main character in the movie.
yes, Ryan!! I liked that, too.
Bethany said…
Did you notice that Zooey's character only wears blue, and she's the only character who wears blue (other than in the dance sequence)? I didn't notice when I saw the movie, but I read an interview with the costume designer where they were talking about the clothing choices. I thought it was interesting. :)
Bethany said…
Also, you do know that Zooey has a band called She & Him, right? It's her and M. Ward and it's great. They have one album out called Volume One. And Volume Two is coming out this March! Woohoo!
nooooo I didn't know that, thanks for the info!! (PS...that *is* interesteing about her wardrobe, I like fun facts like that, too!)
Sarah M
Anonymous said…
it's a very fun movie, alternately/simultaneously hopeful and depressing.

I would just like to make one small correction; the male lead is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, not Jordan.
whoopsie! Corrected, thanks. I always get his first name wrong because I remember the "Gordon" part, weird, I know! :)

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