Above is an extra video-thingie for the film 500 Days of Summer. It’s directed by Marc Webb, who also helmed the movie and features the two actors from the film, Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
It’s goofy and not the best choreography, but it’s charming and something that young, awkward kids can relate to. This is exactly how I dance when I’m out at a club. There’s no rhyme or reason to my moves and yes, I’ll throw in a hopscotch or two. What’s that? Oh yes, that’s me doing the lawn mower.
Anyway, here’s where I tell you to go see 500 Days of Summer. It’s disarmingly sweet and very funny, but the more I think about it over the past month, the more I begin to think it’s the only honest portrayal of a relationship in a romantic comedy ever. The movie has stuck with me, which not many do anymore.
Yes, it’s an anti-love story, or rather it’s about a couple not falling in love, but it’s also about the fantasy of falling in love when those first whispers of love beckon in your ear. When you see someone so tantalizing you get heart palpitations at the sight of them, despite knowing nothing about them; and then when you actually make a connection with them you have no idea how to keep that love from disappearing.
It’s kinda like a Cameron Crowe movie, if he had grown up in Brooklyn, NY, or Portland, Ore. Ya dig?
Next to The Hurt Locker, this movie is easily the best one I’ve seen in 2009. But I’m a sucker for the rom-com anyways. [via]