Thursday, July 23, 2009

(500) Days of Summer

If you can get past the sometimes gag-inducing Hipster self-love, the occasionally contrived dialogue, and the WAY-too-cutesy(but not in the way you think) ending, (500) Days of Summer is filled with many genuinely clever, sexy, moving, heartbreaking, honest moments.

That said, I don't encourage you to spend $9+ to see this movie in the theatre. But if somebody else is paying, or you can get in cheap (or free), go for it! It's worth an hour and a half of sitting in the dark.

If you can't find a way to get around buying a ticket, pick it up when it hits DVD.

[PS: Most of the obnoxious bits get out of the way in the first act. Have a little patience.]


  1. I KNOW I'm going to hate this movie but still feel compelled to see it - this little post just pushed me over to the 'if its a fucking humid stick to the wall nyc day its ok to go' side of the fence. Thanks for ending that internal debate.


  2. You might not hate it, though. I don't hate it.

    I'm honored to be the person who removed you from your seat on the fence.