I finally watched 500 Days of Summer, a ridiculously fun and bittersweet movie that came out so long ago that this might qualify as the most ridiculously late "news" item of all time. And I knock newspapers!
But I have to say that the filmmakers got something just right:
You can only tell that a man is in love, first, when he sees Han Solo's reflection in a window and it winks back at him:
Kind of reminds me of that creepy Viagra ad:
And, second, when Hall and Oates' "You Make my Dreams" plays in his head and it turns into a full-scale Busby Berkeley number:
If Mark Hamill appears when a guy looks in a window, or a guy dances openly to Private Eyes - run for your life.
I wanted to see this movie when it first came out, but I only got around to seeing it last night too. The movie got a lot of feelings just right and the musical interlude was charming. As some reviewer also noted, I could've done without a couple of references to a certain iconic movies from the 60s, but that's a minor flaw.ReplyDelete
You're right: the Graduate was a bit obvious.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you saw it!ReplyDelete
I gotta say that the musical number was the most fun I had at the theatre last year. I was laughing hysterically...but my friend beside me was completely stone faced, and hated the scene.
And yes, you know you have something good when a ridiculously handsome reflection winks back at you. I thought that was just perfect.
I just wish the scene was longer!ReplyDelete
haha, you watched 500 days? my excuse was "i had to review it for the fokal magazine"... don't worry, i gave it a good review. yeah, i did find that scene entertaining. it made me think if it was a dream or if he actually left the office. sometimes i wished i could start dance routine while on the bus, in a line up at the grocery, or while getting a haircut. i think people are would dance along given the right music is played; i.e. build me up buttercup.ReplyDelete
i didn't get my everyone was wearing blue though...
also, high-fiving your own reflection in the glass while walking in public seems like a cool concept and i will incorporate that in my walks from now... too bad our campus doesn't have a lot of glass around the hallways.
Excellent film. My favorite scene had to be the 'reality' and 'expectation' scene that played just a tiny bit off sync. Brilliant. Everyone should also check out Up in the Air, if they have not already.ReplyDelete
Kenton, I love that dance scene! I also posted it earlier this year on my blog. Doesn't it just make you want to get I'm glad you are blogging about love! What a topic :)ReplyDelete
I've stolen your shtick!ReplyDelete
I'm going to be the big hater in this bunch, but I honestly just wanted to punch Zooey Deschanel by the end of that movie, which made me dislike the movie a lot. But I guess at the same time, it had an effect on me, so I suppose that the film maker did their job.ReplyDelete
But of all the scenes, the dance sequence/ Han Solo clip were the best in the movie. Also "They called me Anal Girl... I was very neat and tidy"