(500) Days of Summer (PG-13) 95 minutes A
Summer of Love/Winter of Discontent
Starring Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg, Minka kelly, Matthew Gray Gubler, Rachel Boston, Geoffrey Arend and Chloe Moritz.
This is not a love story, but it is further evidence that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. This film presents us with many romanticized and disillusionment theories about relationships. But most of all (and perhaps most importantly) it reminds us of how falling in love makes us feel euphoric and invincible... how in those moments of bliss we are making memories that will last a lifetime even if the union does not.
(500) Days of Summer ties together the sad bastard music I love so dearly with the heartbreaking beauty of love gone wrong. And although there is at least one movie cliche near the end I could've done without. This is a winning effort and one that will stay on my mind for days to come.