Monday, August 10, 2009

500 Thumbs Up

I saw (500) Days of Summer this weekend and I absolutely loved it. If you don't want to take my word for it, Dwight Shrute loved it too.



My Not-Quite-500 Reasons to Love (500) Days of Summer (not necessarily in order):
  1. Multiple scenes in IKEA.
  2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt a lot cuter now than he was in 10 Things I Hate About You.
  3. Brilliant soundtrack.
  4. Adorable clothes! I'm trying to convince Lee he wants to start wearing cardigans and sweater vests.
  5. Adorable, wise-beyond-her-years little sister character.
  6. Sweet, fun, not too sentimental, still optimistic story.
  7. Funny from the start. It opens with an "Author's Note" that was something to the effect of, "This is a completely fictional story. Any relation to real people or events is purely coincidental. Especially if your name is [Random girl name I can't remember]. Bitch." Love it!
  8. References to another one of my favorite movies with a top-notch soundtrack, The Graduate.
  9. I had almost forgotten about the penis game! Penis!
It was a completely precious and fabulous movie that everyone should go see. I went with my sister, but it seems potentially guy friendly. Totally worth the ticket cost!

6 comments:

Hannah said...

Thats most definitely on my list of films to see. I think it comes out here in September or something like that!

thriftylittleblog said...

I really want to see this, but a friend of mine said it's a no-boyfriend type of movie and that he heard of couples that got into fights after seeing it. Still, it looks good!

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

I can't really imagine couples getting into fights over this unless they were fighting already. Haha! But I still definitely recommend it!

Amanda said...

Yay! I'm really wanting to see this, and I'm glad to hear my husband might actually enjoy it too!

Han said...

I commented back when the post when live but just came via the Similar Posts widget thingy.

I love the film - we play a variation of the penis game where you shout bogies - it's a little less rude and can be played with 9yos lol.

Katie said...

Haha Hannah! That sounds awesome.