Got around to watching 500 Days of Summer recently and can’t figure it out … Is this movie about some idiot who can’t learn his lesson? Is it about how women are evil the source of all the world’s ills? (Thanks a lot, Eve!)* Or is it about some hopeless romantic who likes to play the long shot?
Or is it all three?
*(OK, before the squawking begins, I know that women are NOT evil and that the Summer character took on the traditional MALE role of “no commitments,” which is a reversal of the stereotype … and which may be one of the reasons the movie is a standout … and which may be truer to life than most care to admit … but I digress)
Anyway, I know I’ve seen this scene/restaurant before:
And it was interesting to see Los Angeles itself played such a prominent role in the film … usually, it seems, movies that celebrate a city are set in New York. Although Steve Martin’s L.A. Story would be an exception. You can tell me all the others below …
Plus, the movie has a great soundtrack (here’s a full listing). And that can go a long way — even for romantic idiots and the hateful witches they fall for!