Saturday, September 19, 2009

500 Days of Summer

So I know that I said I was going to write book reviews, but I have been so busy that I haven't had time to finish a book all the way through! It's kind of sad, actually. I'm working on Emma by Jane Austen, Tamar by Mal Peet, Nobody's Perfect by Anthony Lane, and Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin. I pinkie promise that when I get one of these completely finished, I'll write a book review.

In the meantime, I'll write a movie review about a movie that I waited months and months to watch (literally about six months), and I finally watched it today!

The movie was 500 Days of Summer, and I have been hyping it up in my head since I saw the first preview for it.

While the movie was really great - incredible actors (I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel), witty and engaging script, and brilliant sets that really complete the whole story - it was a little bittersweet.

I'm not going to give anything away because I really hate that when people give away things for me. I will say this, though. The narrator warns you right in the beginning that the movie is "not a love story." If you've watched the movie, what did you think? Be careful what you post in a comment, though - no spoilers!

The best thing about this movie, though, was the soundtrack. The music was so amazing. In fact, the new music that you hear right now if you're reading this is made up entirely of songs from the movie. What do you think? I love it.

To those of you who liked my other playlist better - no worries. It will be back. This is just temporary, I think.


  1. Where did you see it?!? I LOVE that movie. And the music. I LOVED the music so much that as soon as I got home from Virginia Beach, I had to upload it from I-Tunes.

    And I had to think a lot about the narrator's comment about it not being a love story because it sure seems like one, but I decided that the narrator was right. It is definitely not a love story, but I can't tell why because it would give away stuff about the movie :( We can talk about it though. Text me or something :)
    I'm just sad that it left the Meadville theater before I could go see it again. I hope it comes to DVD soon. I will have a 500 Days of Summer party.

  2. I watched it on my computer lol. I've been waiting and checking every day for someone to post it. And yes...the music is so amazing.

    Yay yay yay! That would be the best party ever! And I think that one of your classes should dance to a song from the movie. :)

    P.S. I twisted my ankle yesterday so I'm probably not coming to dance. :(

  3. I hope your ankle feels better! I love the music and would love to use it for something if I can make it fit somewhere-- not sure which one or where. Would have to think about it, but that is a while away :)

  4. Hi there, this is my first time stopping by your blog (at least, I'm pretty sure it is). I found your blog through the Faith for Girls blog. If you have a moment, stop by my blogs (Footprints in the Sand is my personal blog ) and Modest Blends is my fashion/modesty blog. By the way, your blog background is really cute. Have a great afternoon!