I wish they hadn't.
Maybe I'm Cynical Sally in this case of the cheese standing alone, but (500) Days of Summer wasn't the good movie everyone hyped it up to be. It's only redeeming qualities are its killer soundtrack and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's dimples.
Overall, it was just meh. It wanted to be around 4 different things (specifically, the old film footage and talking one-on-one to the camera) but never committed to one wacky motif long enough to make any of 'em really work. And I don't care what anyone says, (500)DOS is a love story. Sure, it's unconventional in showing a relationship's courtship and demise, but it had cheesy romantic comedy music in it - think plunky underscore they use in Sandra Bullock & Jennifer Lopez movies.
Plus the character of Summer has no redeeming qualities. I just wanted to smack her. "She's just to real for you, man. You can't handle how real she makes the movie. Summer embodies a far more realistic view of how a relationship works more than any other conventional love story." Shut up. She sucks.
But I feel like a crazy person 'cause no one agrees with The Boyfriend & me. They've only scoffed at our annoyance, never offering any support of it not being a boring Summer fest. Given all the hype, I was really let down.
Thank god for the dance sequence. The "twist and shout" move at the :59 second mark is the most adorable.
I'm not asking to change my mind -I'm a Stubborn Sal- but can someone tell me why it's such a special movie?