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Monday, August 10, 2009
Last night, myself as well as the bestie Keller ventured out of our way in order to see 500 Days of Summer. The movie has been receiving extremely good reviews and the acting by Joseph Gordon-Levitt was said to be superb. The movie did not disappoint on any level. In terms of storyline/plot, it never lost steam or confused the viewer. Even though at times the movie would jump from present to past days. Joseph Gordon-Levitt did in fact do an exquisite job as the protagonist. When he was suppose to be happy and in love you couldn't help but believe the feeling yourself. When he was depressed and heart broken, I could feel my own heart break. The movie was lovely and at the same time it left you with a feeling of unease and emptiness.
It was never said to be a love story but a story about love and that is exactly what it was. 500 Days of Summer deals with the concept of what love is and what it means to be loved and in love. I left the movie questioning what love is in general. Why would anyone want to feel the hurt that follows being in love? Yes, love can last forever and I truly believe that there is that one person out there we are meant to be with. Do we find that person necessarily? No, it doesn't always happen. If it did the divorce rate would not be higher than the marriage rate is currently. I just can't understand why anyone would want to feel such pain.
Maybe because I've never been in love I don't know what I'm missing. However, to be in love with someone to the point where when they tell you "you are not the one" you feel lost, Almost as if you've died a little. It just doesn't seem worth it. What ever happened to love like Romeo and Juliet? Of course this is an extreme example and by no means should two people die for the love they have for one another. I mean just the intense feelings that two people share with each other? It just does not seem like it happens all that often these days. Why marry when there is a possibility that either spouse will cheat?
Now I'm not saying that I'm against the institution of marriage or relationships. Actually it is quite opposite. I'm most definitely a hopeless romantic and would love for nothing more but to fall in love and have that guy fall in love with me. The keyword I guess is fear. Fear of being that girl who has her heart crushed because I truly don't believe it would be the other way around. Who wants to really be alone but at the same time you can't break your heart if you haven't put it out into the world in the first place. The movie was worth the drive and the excursion. I recommend it to anyone, especially if you yourself have questions about love. Although the movie doesn't answer those question it will leave you thinking a bit more on the topic and in more depth.
Posted by Book Junkies at 6:22 PM