500 Days Of Summer

500 Days of Summer has been sitting on my desk for the last month and I finally got around to watching it last night. Outstanding!

I read about the buzz when this one came out starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel but I missed it in the theatre. If you like films that are creative and try to break new ground in storytelling then rent this film, buy it, or watch it on satellite/cable.

II need to watch it again with the commentary track featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and director Marc Webb. These guys love film and seemed to have a great time making this movie. Their enthusiasm is refreshing and their hard work seems to have paid off.

I’m really curious to see what Webb does with the new Spider-Man film.

Spoiler: My favourite scene in this film comes when Gordon-Levitt’s character quits his job during a staff meeting. His co-worker and friend (Geoffrey Arend) stands up and applauds afterward, alone. Great moment. Interesting note. Geoffrey Arend is the guy who is engaged to Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks.

Posted in Movie Reviews at 5:25 PM