I avoided this film for 7 years, afraid it would wreck me, or mirror far too closely my own love life> I was not wrong.The film caught me off guard for a number of reasons, mainly that it's a dark drama rather than a typical 'boy-loses-girl' rom-com. I sensed the script felt too real to be fiction: after some research I uncovered that the writer had actually lived through such an unrequited fling. I lost it when[cnt]
It got the praise it deserved upon its release, but looking back, it should’ve been hailed as an instant classic. Because that's exactly what this is— an American classic. The writers craft a beautiful, deeply thoughtful, and— despite what Webb’s inventive imagery might indicate— grounded look at how people (mostly men) fantasize about love and relationships. It's also one of the best scripts you'll ever read.
takdir dan belahan jiwa,cinta sejati. Dan semua dongeng masa kecil itu omong kosong,pada dasarnya tak ada yang namanya keajaiban. Tak ada yg namanya takdir. Tak ada yang ditakdirkan....itu pas pertengahan film point yng gw tangkep,tapi pas akhir2 cerita muncul lagi pertanyaan dikepala gw..di endingnya itu lo,Apakah itu kebetulan atau takdir? Sulit untuk dijawab dan merupakan misteri...eh,ini spoiler apa bukan ya??
Not that good, I found it full of clichés and sometimes a little fake. Forgiving her easily cause she was being herself and she promised him nothing doesn't make a lot of sense, they made things sound so black and white. The soundtrack was a little annoying but the film structure was good and entertaining.
So much dislike for this film! I guess not a lot of people have/had broken hearts. Or, for that matter, been in a lot of relationships. I completely connect with it. It's the Annie Hall for the Facebook generation.
Though it's not without its cloying moments of indie quirkiness, it surprises with real insightful emotional authenticity and narrative inventiveness. Basically 'Annie Hall' re-packaged for the hipster generation, but it works due to the strong cast and smart writing.
Narratively speaking, 500 Days of Summer is as successfully experimental as Annie Hall and Groundhog’s Day. Additionally, the mock-independent is as smartly, innovatively rich as the classic romantic features it references; only its resolution is tainted by mainstream over-development. See this film for its psychological subtlety, playfully underrated performances, and its charming and chastising realism.
"waaa waaa he listens to the smiths, he's so cool! waaa waaa he's karaoke-ing to the pixies, he's so cultured! waaa waaa this movie is so indie!" I suppose the filmmaker's intention was to pull out that kind of reaction from the audience.