(500) Days of Summer

I’ve just got around to watching (500) Days of Summer and, I have to say, it was every bit as marvellous as I was expecting it to be.

For an Independent film, this really has done magnificently, and perhaps shows that you don’t need big corporate Hollywood movie bucks when it comes to making a decent film about relationships.

I’ve been a big fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt for quite a while (since his appearance in one of my favourite movies, Latter Days (2003)) and it was marvellous to see him taking the lead on this film. I instantly fell in love with his character and his ‘way’, and so don’t be surprised if you see me nicking some of his outfit combinations from the film, I really digged those too heh.

A marvellous little film, it’s only ninety minutes long, but doesn’t get mired down in any of the usual clichés and you’ll find yourself easily wishing that this was an extra thirty minutes or so longer – it’s really easy to get caught up in.

In addition to the wonderful visuals of this film, there is a phenomenal soundtrack – I don’t think there’s even one song on it that I dislike. So atmospheric and wonderful, it really makes the film perfect for me. Please click here to see my blog post on the soundtrack and to listen to it for yourself.

Definitely a film that I am going to be watching time and time again, as I found it really easy to identify with and it really connected with me.

Now that the ‘serious ‘ stuff is out-of-the-way, here are a few images to help us appreciate the talent that is Joseph Gordon-Levitt (who I *may* have a *small* man-crush on heh!) 😛

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About Gari

Northern lad; living out in the Peak District and rediscovering life after having had a brain tumour.

4 Responses

  1. Joerg

    You are so right. The most “little” films are great. I love Beautiful Thing, Get Real, Cowboys and Angels, Summer Storm, Napola (Before the Fall) and so many other films.


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