Sunday, 13 September 2009

(500) Days of Summer - Movie

Well done on this one - I never would have made an Architect (even a failed one) the central character. But I loved Joseph Gordon Levitt in '3rd rock from the sun' and have followed him since - nice to see him older if not wiser as Tom - the central character. Also, Summer; played by Zooey Deschanel - last seen in 'Tinman' the updated Wizard of Oz TV serial... was good - distant and un-emotional to Tom's head over heels.

The set up for the movie worked well to - lots of flashbacks but with the neat cartoon calendar it all made sense. There were laugh out loud moments but mostly this was a look at a man vs a womans view of a relationship. Nice to see the guy on the rough end for once.

On the minus side - it still felt a little like the graduation film of Marc Webb the director - including far to many cinematic tricks, including a dance number with animation and - well just too many tricks!

Good effort - a pass mark; and recommended too. Out in Australia 1st October 2009

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