i feel like i've been seeing a lot of movies lately, and i can't help but recommend or, alternatively, criticize them all.
last night i saw a flick that i have to give a big ol' recommendation.
i hadn't heard much about 500 Days of Summer, nor had i even seen the trailer. on a whim, and based upon it's unusually high rating on RottenTomatoes (i'm obsessed with that site and check it before seeing any movie), i went to see it last night.
i don't want to give too much away by weighing in on the debate about whether this is a cute romantic comedrama or whether, as the film's narrator warns, "you should know up front, this is not a love story."
whether it is, in fact, a love story is for you to decide.
all i can say is that the movie is lovely, yet somehow realistic and relatable. in addition, it has a very nice soundtrack, a fantastic and adorable male lead, and a quirky and fun structure/sequence to the film. thanks to all these good qualities in the film, i didn't even mind that horrid zooey deschanel girl so much. that's such a bullshit name, by the way.
just go see it, okay? and once you have, come back and tell me whether this is a love story or not.