August 17, 2009

(500) Days of Summer

It gets two big thumbs up from me. It might not quite be quite up to the level of Coraline or The Hurt Locker, but it's very good. It's a great movie about falling into a certain sort of love. A love where you are more in love with the idea of love, the idea of being in love, or the idea of a person or relationship, than with the actual person you are supposedly connected with (which is why I think some of the criticism of the female lead being a cypher is off-base - that's kind of the whole point of the movie). I think both the writing and direction are extremely strong, and both leads give winning performances (and the supporting players are good too). I liked it a lot.

Posted by armand at August 17, 2009 02:00 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Movies

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