9 Oct 2009

(500) Days of Summer

Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel
Year: 2009
Genre: Comedy/Romance/Drama

Cinema-Reader -8.1
IMDB -8.3
FilmAffinity -7.7

Cinema-Reader Synopsis:

Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, remembered for his stunning performance in the independent and award-winner film Mysterious Skin), is an Australian architect working as a greeting card writer which life goes down and down towards nowhere; until someone happens in his life: Summer (Zooey Deschanel), his boss's bright, beautiful new secretary.

For him it's love at first sight. An according time alongside her passes by, Tom believes he could spend the rest of his life with Summer.
Definitely, she is The One
However, and that is the root of Tom’s miseries, she is not that into him.
She doesn’t believe in that called “True Love”, and she ain’t willing to get into a long term commitment.

Cinema-Reader Review:

The action jumps forward and backward through time into the two lovers’ story along 500 days, from Summer’s Day One in the greeting card company and the joy of first dates till the more absolutely sadness near by of the end of the relationship.

The movie is really advisable as doesn’t fall into the patterns and hackneyed clich├ęs of conventional rom-coms. Moreover when the weigh of the plot falls into Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s shoulders; reaffirming his well-known reputation within the independent film scene.

All these make (500) Days of Summer a different and fresh movie in spire of the overused topic.

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