Where do I start my professional, unbiased review of the movie, 500 Days of Summer? How about with: LOVED IT!!! or Genius!!! or Yes!Yes!Yes!
Does that send a clear message?
This movie is not what you think it is, nor is it a love story, and yet it’s full of love and laughter and butterflies in your stomach…not to mention animated birds, dance scenes, and some crazy film editing. The music meanwhile, rocks you from scene to scene like that Sony commercial from the 90’s where the guy is sitting in front of his speakers with his headphones on. And when he turns on the speakers he’s blown back out of his chair. (remember that one?) In other words, the music is goooood, really goooood.
I’ve always been a fan of Zoey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, you know the kid from Third Rock From the Sun. He’s been in some other small flicks and what I see I always like. He’s funny, real, dour, and just dorky enough to be cute and cute enough to be interesting. Not movie star handsome by any means, he still fills the screen with his talent and persona. I can’t wait to see what he does next.
For 500 Days for Summer, for Zoey, and especially for Joe, I give two arms up, fingers spread, eyes open, and mouth smiling.
And for the Los Angelenos out there reading this, this one’s for you!