Monday, August 24, 2009

A Romantic Comedy

(500) Days of Summer was marvelous. This is a genre in desperate need of resuscitation, and I think this movie is the start. Finally a romantic comedy that's romantic and funny.

Even as a 21-year-old female who loves the movies, I'm not one who is often in line to see the latest romantic comedy. Lately it seems like most every film in the genre is the same movie again and again, made over and wearing different shoes.

(500) Days of Summer isn't anything like every other romantic comedy you've seen. There are next to no cliches in this film. Instead it's about two people, Tom and Summer, and the 500 days they spend in each other's lives. It's simple and beautiful and touching and real. The best romantic comedy in years.


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