Friday, 11 March 2011

500 Days of Summer

'This is not a love story. This is a story about love.'
Boy meets Girl. Boy falls in love.
Girl doesn't.

Joseph Gordon-LevittZooey Deschanel are definitely my favourite silver screen couple. I like the tempo and the costumes and the beautiful two certainly add a bit retro, vivid and classy flavour to the story. This is not another romance movie with a happy ending and happy couple deeply in love with each other. But it touches your heart, in a cheerful yet cruel way. 

The story is as simple as the tagline above truthfully says. Tom falls in love with Summer so deeply that he believes she's the one and they're made for each other. Summer likes Tom, however, she doesn't want anything serious. 

Tom: What happens if you fall in love?
Summer: Well, you don't believe that, do you?
Tom: It's love. It's not Santa Claus.

They date, have sex and she still think they're 'friends'. This totally drives Tom crazy. 

Summer: We're just friends. 
Tom: No! Don't pull that with me! Kissing in the copy room? Holding hands in IKEA? Shower sex? Come on! Friends my balls! 

the theme tune 'sweet disposition' by Temper Trap, absolutely lovely

How do you know if she/he is the right one? 

There are some still believe in love-at-the-first-sight and that butterflies in the stomach like Tom does. And there are another some down to earth and pragmatic Summer, enjoy love, being loved, rather than in a relationship. There's noting right or wrong about it. 

A couple of my girlfriends had a discussion about it. One believes in timing: right time, right place and the right one. Another says a relationship needs a trigger, such as an event which brings the two into a couple. Or, perhaps it's simply because you haven't met the right one, yet?

It's complicated as always. You need not reasons to fall in love or stay soberly clam detached. It's love. It doesn't make sense.
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