Posted on 6/29/10 09:07 PM
Does true love exist? It is a question that many have been trying to figure out. The same thing with fate. This movie is about those questions. The movie centers on Tom Hansen, a greeting card designer, and Summer Finn, his boss's assistant. Tom belives in true love, always since he has been a kid. All his life he has been waiting for the "right one", the person to love and spend the rest of his life with her. Summer, on the other hand, doesn't. She doesn't believe in true love or fate, she doesn't like being in a relationship. The two of them start feeling attracted for each other, despite being so oposite. Until one day Summer kisses Tom, and their story and relationship begins there.
"This is a story of boy meets girl, but this is not a love story" as the narration says before sending us into this magnificent film.
I have read many reviews about this movie. For what I've read it seemed like a pretty good movie. I thought "okay, maybe I'll see it some time." But today I was with my girlfriend at the videostore. After flipping many movies she suggested this one. I said ok. We went back to her place and played the movie. While watching it I was loving it at the same time. I was absolutely charmed about it. The movie was brilliant. It was refreshing. An original romantic comedy. While watching it I felt I was watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind all over again. It had the same charming effect. I absolutely loved the characters. It was interesting to see a guy who wants true love and a girl not caring about it, when we usually see the other way around in romantic comedies. Both, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel deliver fantastic and captivating performances. They were really credible -and lovable- in their roles. Also, I think this movie should have had a mention in the writing cetegories of the award season. At least a nomination, for crying out loud! Their story was so beautiful, the writers have done an excellent job with the story and characters.
As I said, I felt watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind all over again. I think that was the only other case that I felt so much sympathy for the main characters in a romantic comedy. Plus, the film was original and powerfully written, with both main characters strong in their roles. The film, too, uses non linear storytelling. Shifting from day 22 to 154, then back to 27, then forward to 109, then forward again to 290, then backwards to 172, etc. I found that magical and a very good technic for the film.
After watching the film my girlfriend asked me if I believed in true love. For a moment I felt like Tom, and also as Summer, both at the same time. I answered: "I dont know. But I hope it exists."