|Title:||(500) Days of Summer|
|05.08.10||Netflix|| I'm glad I ended up watching this alone. While I have to admit to this being a good movie and that the story was told in an interesting way and all that, it's still a fundamentally bummer story. Kind of like The Puffy Chair. It can be a good movie all it wants but all told if i sit down to watch something like this again, i'll probably reach for Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist instead just because it's about a relationship coming together rather than falling apart. Even a movie as good as Eternal Sunshine I have a hard time re-watching just because the whole thing is so sad.|
I remember in college I thought it'd be a great idea to basically start a movie where most romantic comedies end, but now that movies like The Break Up and this and Michel Gondry's work exist, i can see that ultimately it wouldn't be for me. I think it's valid for movies to explore this territory for sure... but I guess my personal taste is shining through... I'd rather leave the theater happy.
That said, this was still a very interesting take, and it's good and all that...