Posted on 12/12/13 01:42 PM
The first time I watched this I absolutely hated it, and I thought it was the most overrated thing I had ever seen, and I detested every minute of it. I posted a really bad review for it saying that it was one of the worst films I had ever seen. To be perfectly honest I haven't seen enough bad films to come up with a good list of the worst films of all time, so it may not be fair for me to say that, but it was still one of the films that I hated the most. After posting my review for it, I got some comments that made me think that I should give it another try, and see if I appreciate it more the 2nd time.
But did I appreciate more the 2nd time? No I hated it just as much, and if not as much probably more the 2nd time. During my 2nd try of the film I had to stop about forty-five minutes in because I noticed myself reacting to the film the same way I did the first time, and I knew that I probably don't have it in me to watch the whole thing again. All I can say is that I just hate this movie, and it annoys me. I also find that it tries to be funny, but I don't really think it is. So overall I just don't get the fuss that is made over this film on this site or by the people I know personally. Also everybody thinks the film is so cute, which I really don't get at all. I can see where there are certain moments where it would be considered cute, but there are way more annoying ones in my opinion. The film doesn't even entertain me, and I got bored right off the bat. When I first watched it I kept waiting for the film to get better, and it didn't. It starts off kind of okay, and then just slowly gets worse and worse, and I was just glad it ended.
This guy named Tom (Joseph Gordon Levitt) meets a girl named Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), and falls for her at first sight. He thought he would never be happy until she entered his life. At first he heard that she wasn't very nice, but after he learns that she loves "The Smiths" like he does he forms a huge crush on her. He begins to obsess over her, and starts getting advice from a 12-year-old girl named Rachel Hansen (Chloe Grace Moretz), which is another part of the story that I don't like. The whole idea of a grown man getting advice on love from a twelve year old seemed kind of weird to me. I will admit though that I think that Chloe Grace Moretz is a pretty good child actress. I think she may become a big star in the future.
But back to the story, they eventually start hanging out. However they look like they are in a romance, but Summer refuses to call it a relationship. It gets annoying, because they do all the things that people do with each other when they are relationships such as having sex, handholding, sleeping together, and many other things, and she is so commitment phobic, that she will only call him her friend. It hurts him too, and when they finally start dating she ignores him at parties, and doesn't treat him like a boyfriend. She dumps him for no good reason, and after she does she just goes about eating her meal as if she didn't dump him. She is completely unsympathetic, and I feel like she would make a terrible girlfriend. The reason's why Tom can't get over her, and why he thinks she is so wonderful is beyond me. I am surprised that only few people agree with why I hated her. It felt unrealistic how she would not even acknowledge the fact that they are in a relationship. People say that this is a really realistic romantic comedy, but I don't see that at all. I am also not a fan of Zooey Deschanel. I don't think that she is that good of an actress, and I feel like she plays the same personality in everything she does. She is a talented singer, but I don't think she has any talent as an actress. Joseph Gordon Levitt I think is a pretty good actor, but I just didn't like the character he played in this film. I found him to be kind of shallow, and I felt like he only liked Summer because she is pretty and interested in him. I also get annoyed when I feel like guys I know personally fall for girls because they are attractive or interested in them. I also don't like girls that are like Summer. Part of my distaste for this movie is that it is all characters that I don't like.
I also found it annoying how they did the film in a weird timeline. It felt like a really unnecessary thing to do just to make the film more artsy or interesting. The only thing in this film that I liked was the cinematography. The film looked really good, and apparently they made it look they way it looks so it would bring out Zooey Deschanels blue eyes. It was a good effect and it did do that, but it is the only part of this film that was interesting to me.
Everything else was annoying or weird to me. Usually when I dislike a film that most people like everybody else loves I can appreciate it, but for this film I have no idea why it is so popular, and I just don't even appreciate it. The first time I reviewed this film I was hoping that people would explain to me why they like it, because I was thinking of giving it another chance. I got some explanations, and I started watching it again with a different expectation, and I didn't see the points that they gave me. I think it is just fair to say that I hate this film. It is one of the movies I dislike the most. You can disagree with me all you want, but I don't see myself ever changing my opinions on this film. I anticipate even more comments of people disagreeing with me and not liking my review, because I am even more critical of the film now then when I first saw it. Though I don't get why people like this at all I will at least respect the fact that people like it, because it is popular, and I am the minority. But I will never give this film another chance.