(500) Days of Summer Impressions
Today was the lovely and gracious Mrs. Grouch's birthday. As part of the festivities we went to the movies. Mrs. Grouch decided on (500) Days of Summer over District 9 as the movie. I was happy she picked it as I had heard good things, and didn't think District 9 was her cup of tea.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt traded in his teenage angst as alien geezer turned human teenager Tommy Solomon, for Tom Hansen an architect who works at a greeting card company. His performance was solid, and had a much better role than in G.I. Joe.
Zooey Deschanel plays the girl next door, but is more than she seems Summer Finn. I haven't seen her in anything else, but she was quite good.
The film was creative in its use of time, music, and film techniques. The Han Solo pseudo cameo was pretty awesome as well. The serious moments were well spaced out, and the comedy was well timed. The soundtrack featured some well known songs, and others I am not familiar with, but I will be checking out.
We haven't bought a movie on DVD in over 5 years, but we will probably pick up this romantic comedy. Its definitely a sleeper, but well worth checking out. My rating is 4.7 out of 5.
On a side note, I had one of those in the movie. Mother on cell phone, 7 year old, 8 year old, and a toddler < 2. You should not be in the movies, especially one with lots of sexual language and innuendo with your family. Also I'd like to thank your 8 year old for doing your job walking the cranky toddler outside. Way to go mom! Sad thing is there is a family somewhere who can't have children who would really care for there kids, but somehow you have three.
Anyway see (500) Days of Summer. Sleeper films like these really need the support!
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