500 Days Of Summer (2009) – A Review


A review of the romantic comedy 2009 500 Days of Summer starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel

500 Days of Summer

Holy crap! Can it actually be? A recent romantic comedy that is enjoyable, fun, smart, heartbreaking and worth watching??? Who would have thought?

The romantic comedy genre felt like it was near extinction with generic assembly line garbage that has been churned out in recent years, so that makes this film an even more of an enjoyable experience.

It’s been a long time that I sat down and smiled along with a budding relationship, sharing the characters highs and lows, laughing and crying along with them while all the time hoping things will work out for them.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel are engaging and likable in their roles and the characters aren’t one-dimensional caricatures thrown into contrived, exaggerated situations. The back and forward style the story is told in might sound cliché at first, but it works. Director Marc Webb has been tapped for the Spider-Man reboot and after watching this film it certainly has lifted my interest to see what he will do with that franchise.


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