I actually watched this a few weeks ago, just got to writing a review now. Graduation=super busy time. I’ve barely had time to watch any anime this week. I’ve only gotten through 7 minutes of Heartcatch so far. Thank-you school for filling my life full of ceremonies and what not.
Summery: (500) Days of Summer is the non-linear story of a relationship, the break-up, and the healing of the hero of the film, Tom. I spoiled nothing, as the films opens with Tom enraged over the break-up. As the film unfolds, we realize the two were doomed anyway. Tom fell in love with Summer at first sight. Summer doesn’t believe in love, or want a boyfriend, yet pursues Tom anyway. And after this relationship, the two are forever changed.
Why I Picked It Up: Someone said it was good. I mean, it’s not as if I’m picky, I really like watching movies, and one good recommendation is all I need. Unless I’m highly unsure I’d like it, such as Avatar.
Why I Finished It: I think of all the movies I’ve watched that have been produced 2009, it probably comes onto the film screen with the most spirit and daringness in the script, as well as the most creative. It feels eerily like a modern day Annie Hall, but at the same time, it feels like its own story with its own character. The story employs non-linear storytelling as well as other ‘different’ approaches to bring out the story with emotion and humor.
Not to mention, it’s so easy to relate to Tom if you’ve had your heart crushed into itsy bitsy pieces. I have.
Also, Matthew Grey Gubler is in it. He’s yummy.
But: At the end, I really really hated Summer. I mean, there are some things that are well, understandable, but by the end of the film, she’s crossed that line. I don’t want to spoil anything, but she made me so mad. Also, some of the music choices for the film were pretty daring, but in the end, I don’t feel they worked.
Who Would I Recommend This To: Why the HECK haven’t you watched it? If you do, I’d recommend reading the wikipedia page for some interesting tidbits.
Rating: 5/5 (Probably the best film of 2009. Take that, The Hurt Locker.)