This really isn’t a movie review, because this really wasn’t a movie. It’s going to be very disjointed, and ultimately inconsequential, quite like this movie. The days of our lives are inconsequential, but put them through seasons and it becomes a journey. One to the next, our leaves leave us, snow and darkness covers us, rain cleanses us and then the sun finally revives us. Or you could live in Dubai and spend everyday praying the sun shines a little less hot and it rains for bloody once.
(500) Days of Summer is at times a wonderful movie, it’s not wholesome in any way, nor is it a love story, as the narrator aptly warns his audience before the film begins. What it is though, is a story about the little things, a culmination of moments, that serves to remind how unique people can be. We may not like them, we may be different and not sympathize with them, but that’s exactly it. We are who we are, and what we experience, lose and gain will never change who we are, it will only provide the sustenance of mood to our soul. People who believe in love at first sight will always believe that, people looking for the one will always believe that, people who live for the moment forever will, live for the moment. I believe Summer will fall out of love unsatisfied, and I believe Tom will idealize Autumn as his true love, and will continue to do so till one sticks. This is my perception of either of those things.
In it’s moments, ‘Han Solo’ reflection to Tom’s impeccable walk and sketch down the boulevard of broken dreams, this film is a treat for the eye. I approve of Marc Webb’s direction, the ‘Spiderman’ franchise will be in capable hands. The sounds are equally wonderful, aptly saddening and heart warming music trembles along the side of this film. As a journey though, this film is disjointed by its structure and unideal due to its characters. They were acted brilliantly, but they themselves, the people, the people are just so lost. So unbalanced, and at the end of everything they have gained and lost, they learn nothing about life. Learn that life is a journey, and not about the little moments. That you shouldn’t have to sleep with a woman to have a skip in your step the next day. That you shouldn’t play with someone’s heart when it means nothing to you. That you shouldn’t lose yourself in anger to the behest of others. That you should make do with all the little things life throws at you, because at the end of the day, life is so much bigger than just 500 days.