Movie Review: (500) Days of Summer

As you know, I don’t do movie reviews unless the movie is really good and (500) Days of Summer is really good.  Simply put, you must see this movie. 

I can’t quite explain why it’s good.  Maybe it’s because it’s not a conventional love story.  Indeed, dare I say it?  I would probably say there are elements where it’s an anti-love story.  But I like it because it’s a good representation of real relationships.  There are no ideals, no great fanatasies, just reality.  Hopefully, people can see this and take in what real relationships, love and coupledom is all about.

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I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.
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3 Responses to Movie Review: (500) Days of Summer

  1. Mike says:

    Sarah and I watched it yesterday. Great movie.

  2. Nexus Six says:

    You weren’t kidding about that movie being real. To me, that movie was more intense than Saving Private Ryan. I frequently see people these days with relationships that are either open or informal, and the movie does a good job of showing how insanely confusing that can be.

    • shaunmiller says:

      Indeed. Open and informal relationships are shown as blasé in movies and those aren’t real. Open relationships are messy, complicated, and always rife with confusion. I always find it interesting that the debate is whether open relationships are, by nature, the problem; or is it because society doesn’t treat it as normal, thus causing the confusion? The movie, however, does an excellent job by avoiding both questions.

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