Wednesday, July 29, 2009

(500) days of kinda blah

(500) Days of Summer was a kinda cute movie about two extremely adorable people who kinda fall in love. Kinda.

The story is nice, though it's definitely been told before. The structure of the film, the flipping back and forth between days, was kinda neat and added some suspense. The artistic shots of LA were beautiful. But, I felt like there was something missing from the movie. There were a few too many gimmicks (a voice-over, really?) and Zooey Deschanel's character was kinda boring, a bit too cliche, and totally predictable.

That being said, both she and Joseph Gordon Levitt are completely crushworthy individuals, who are quite possibly the most photogenic young people in Hollywood. And, they are both also really good actors, which is what made the movie kind of blah for me. I couldn't help feeling like it could have been so much better if the lead characters had more of a back story and they weren't so one dimensional.

There was one movie highlight though, the musical number featuring Joseph Gordon Levitt dancing parade style through a park. So super cute.

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