500 Days of Summer review

500 Days of Summer review

Plot summary:

51cuDhbMImL“Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star in this offbeat romantic comedy, the feature debut of music video director Marc Webb, which chronicles 500 days in the on/off relationship of Summer (Deschanel) and Tom (Gordon-Levitt). While Summer steadfastly refuses to believe in true love, asserting that real life will always get in the way in the end, Tom has thrown caution to the wind and fallen hook, line and sinker in love with her. Where can their so-called relationship lead?”

This movie is an attempt of a mix in genres, it has a little bit of romance trying to appeal to the male gender, does it really work? No not really, no matter how much you try to keep the girliness of the film down with the tag line ‘This is not a love story. This is a story about love” its still much more appealing to men.
The acing in the film was mediocre and I have seen Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel do much better in differnet roles. There was no attachments to the character and I felt that I did not care whether they were happy in the end or not. There was some humorous moments, not hilarious moments just funny.
With a not to exciting plot and not very fitting cast members, what made this movie into a six star rating?
The format of the film was very unique and showed an original side to the film, the movement of time was one of the only things keeping you focused on the film. Although feeling very slow paced and as though nothing was happening throughout half the film I liked the way it was filmed, going back and forth, it made it much more interesting.
The soundtrack of the movie gave it a more upbeat and more lively tone with the likes of the Smiths appearing a few times.
I do also love the messages it was sending throughout the film depending on your own opinion you could think that think  it could be a happily ever after story in which experience provides insight and everyone moves on or the ending could just represent a terrible sort of cycle which one person is going to experience and re-experience with different people.
6 stars

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