Posted on 9/10/09 10:53 PM
Just came out of the film screening. My expectations were really high for this film, & in my case Im happy to say that my expectation matches the reality. The chemistry between Tom & Summer is just amazing. The director was able to capture very subtle intimate moments that make up a relationship: hands holding, eye contact, hair touching, kissing, and falling in love with the partner's little things such as her smile, the way she looks when you sleep next to you and so on. However this film is a very refreshing entry into the romantic comedy genre in the way that it is very mature & never takes the audience as stupid/passive. It never falls into the trap of making the two main characters black/white. Summer is not a villain even if she breaks Tom's heart..she is just in her phrase of growing up, just like Tom, but at least she is more of a realist than he is. I just fell in love with how subtle the movie was able to deliver a very strong message in society nowadays; people in general need to stop bitching & complaining & procastinating & just need to take responsibility, take action & follow their purpose/ passion. I am convinced that Tom's relationship with SUmmer didnt work out because Summer knew that Tom wasnt man enough to follow his architecture dreams. Eventually he wouldn't be able to be man enough to handle their couple relationship. The end is fantastic where it shows that Tom is able to get over his depression state by fulfilling his passion, & by the same way getting over SUmmer, finding a potential romance with Autumn & growing as an individual. Others details I fell in love with the film is the animation, the music, the way the storyline jumps back & forward, and the expectation v/s reality sequence. For a first feature, Mark Webb did an amazing & very confident directing job. Zooey Deschannel proves that she is a good actress & Joseph Gordon Levitt proves that he is one of the best actors of his generation.