Plot. Its a story of a boy meets girl, girl meets boy, but then its not a love story, its a story about love. Haha. Yeah Basically thats the tagline. Summer Finn, doesnt believe in love, relationship and all that fairytale nonsense, the narrator mentioned its because of the disintegration of her parents marriage. While Tom Hansen is otherwise, he invisions himself spending the rest of his life with the woman he loves, his soulmate, the narrator(whom is very helpful in giving understanding to the background of the plot) mentioned that it stemmed from his addiction to British pop music and the misinterpretation of “The Graduate.” So when Tom meets Summer he fell in love with her and he decided that shes the woman hes going to spend his life with, shes the one. Summer on the other hand dont make it clear to Tom the status of what they have, they hold hands, they had shower sex but then according to Summer, theyre just friends, which Tom angrily replied, “friends, my balls.” The story progresses through back and forth happenings within the 500 days Tom had known Summer. Its quite unique because if youre going to sit there starting on the middle of the film you absolutely wont get the tiny details, those tiny big details that are actually significant to the plot, on how he was madly inlove with her, their arguments about Ringo Starr, Nancy and Sid and how they pretended they own Ikea. I really like how they made the movie, the color, the plot, there are some small lapses by the writer but then it was quite consistent. I also like how Tom have her little sister as his voice of reason, telling him to weigh his decisions. It was a feel good movie all right. Its not really that unhappy ending because in the end they learn fro each other. Oh by the way the ending, Summer married a guy she met at a deli while shes waiting for Tom and that broke Toms heart.
Zooey Deschanel as Summer Finn. Her blue eyes blend with the movies color tone. Shes not really a remarkable actor, shes okay, she could act quite natural. But yeah the role suits her. I like her dresses in the movie and her 60’s hair cut.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tom Hansen. He’s a good actor, yeah. He cool at being the bizzare romantic ‘deep’ guy. I think I might fall for his smile. So I reckon his performance was effective becasue I could feel his emotions, I could relate to his characters thoughts. I love his shirts in the movie especially Joy Divisons, Love Will Tear Us Apart.
The Songs from the Movie. The soundtrack is plain awesome. Old times like Simon and Gurfunkel, Hall and Oates, The Smiths (thats how hey started their first conversation), Regina Spektor, yeah British music. They chose the right songs for the scenes, like the scenes would be nothing without the songs on the background, perfectly suited. And yeah for the next three weeks or so i might be listening to the soundtrack over and over on my headphones.
Best Movie Opening. The movie opens with the authors note: The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you Jenny Beckman. Bitch.
Overall. Great feel good movie, maybe not the movie that you would watch on widescreen but yeah its a movie that provoke thoughts, discussions, debates and arguments. A movie that make sense, not the average romantic flick because it has the indie feel to it. So if you love British music, indie films and Ringo Starr, you might not want to miss this movie. I’ll give it four and a half stars out of five.