(500) Days of Summer
Boy Meets Girl. Boy Falls in Love. Girl Doesn’t.
It’s as simple as that and yet it’s so much more, so wonderful. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Tom, as a greetings card writer who meets Zooey Deschanel’s Summer, his bosses new assistant, and quickly falls in love.
This is a film about the relationship of the two, constructed in a fantastic way. The film constantly jumps timelines, from the beginning when they meet, to after they have broken up, and in between when they were together and happy. The timeline jumps are coherent and make sense in a way that comes as a bit of a surprise.
Deschanel and Gordon-Levitt are perfect for their roles in an indie film. Neither had become huge stars just yet, allowing for the audience to see them as their characters more than as actors.
The costuming was done so well as both seem to stand out from the crowd and yet fit together. The use of blue for Summer, and nobody else, in the film is just a genius move.
The film boasts one of the best, or at least one of my favourite, soundtracks. It stays perfectly in line with the style of the film and the characters. They also do a great job of blending the music of the film world and that not of the film world.
To top it all off, the film is funny, emotional and relatable. Marc Webb does a fantastic job with his first feature length. A movie that will easily find itself in your top 10 list.
(500) Days of Summer - 10/10