8 hours before the show started, on a slow and lovely Friday, our movie-partner-in-crime sent me a text message saying that he could not make it, for he remembered there was a birthday party to attend. Panic! On the 11th floor! Who was going to take over that one single movie ticket? Cynthia and I do not have that many mutual single friends and I am not sure if my single friends are comfortable hanging out with the two of us.
To cut a long story short, I really wanted to bring one of my friends out, for she is still trying to heal her broken heart. Friend support is important in this particular circumstance, I always preach that. And I prayed and prayed – before and during the show – that she would not break down and cry. I mean, it is a romance film and I had no idea which direction it would go. Fortunately, she seemed OK. I guess hope sells. Obama won the election with hope; the Nobel price committee may have awarded Obama based on hope; Dan Brown’s new novel ends with hope; I have been telling my friend not to give up on hope. Thank God “(500) Days of Summer” agrees with me.
“(500) Days of Summer” is a story about a boy meets a girl. The narration goes back and fro on a particular day through the 500 days Tom Hanson (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel) have been together. A story told from the man’s perspective, but with a twist – at least to me – that there is a role reversal between Tom and Summer. Hence, I reckon this movie is one that both sexes can relate. If the narration was to follow the timeline, it would have been quite a depressing show to watch. Because it is not, there is a good mix and happiness and sadness all told in a lighthearted manner. It is one very entertaining show that makes the audience giggled all the time. Cynthia thinks that the main actor has a pair of caring eyes that melts hearts. I think that dude has a very nice smile (those eyes can surely smile!). And I find the main actress’s acting a joy to watch, especially those moments that are without words.
This film does not seem to watch like a typical Hollywood production. I think I may even get a BluRay recording for this show. Now if there is a sequel …