500 Days of Summer: Not a love story

“Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn’t.”

[500 Days of Summer @ RT] [ 500 Days of Summer @ IMDB]

Captures with such immediacy the elation and anxiety of new love, the tingle and the terror, the profound sense that you have never been more alive and the occasional wish that you could die on the spot.

– New Republic

A romantic comedy that feels like real life.

– New York Daily News

The ending is tidy and way too cute, but (500) Days is otherwise a different kind of love story: an honest one that takes a piece out of you.

– Rolling Stone

An unconventional rom-com which displays the same tinge of indie film influence as Juno and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Funny and surprisingly thoughtful at times. The anti-thesis of the Sandra-Bullock-romantic-comedies we’re so often exposed to, 500 Days of Summer’s honest portrayal of love will present moments which most of us can relate to.

Doesn’t matter if you’re watching as a couple or alone. Give yourself a treat amidst your assignment and project deadlines.

You know your movie is subjected to product placement…

.. when you are introduced to a world where only Mac exists.



Caught the Proposal with Jo some time back. It’s a funny movie but I feel that it doesn’t score as highly in the romantic portion of being a romantic-comedy. Sandra Bullock still looks as timeless but there doesn’t seem to be much on-screen chemistry with Reynolds. The role was originally offered to Julia Roberts, which is quite unimaginable. Reynolds also did better in Definitely, Maybe in my opinion. (Rotten Tomatoes agree) I think the show was stolen by Oscar Nuñez who played the multiple-roled Ramone.

I also find the role of the ex rather superfluous. I expected some plot development from Reynolds’ character seeing her with the school children but nothing happened. I think she’s just in the story to have the 2 conversations with Bullock’s character.

[The Proposal @ RT] [The Proposal @ IMDB]