(500) Days of Summer

Title: (500) Days of Summer
Year: 2009
Director: Marc Webb
Writers: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel
Music: Mychael Danna, Rob Simonsen (and non-original music)
Distinctions: currently #111 on IMDb’s Top 250
Length: 95 minutes
Synopsis: a guy falls for a girl who doesn’t believe in love
How I saw it: in the theater, yesterday
Subjective Rating: 7/10 (Good)
Objective Rating: 9/10 (1 point off for concept) c. 3.5/4 (Very good)

Nice movie. Well made, espcially the writing, but I’d expected more from it. It’s cute how they invite comparisons between the main characters and Holly Golightly (from Breakfast at Tiffany’s) and Ben Braddock (from The Graduate); one could imagine that this movie started with someone wondering, “What two classic movie characters would be the worst for each other?”


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