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  • They tend to be very very predictable, formulaic and not very interesting and just not that amusing

    • by endymion78

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      First of all, an admission. I had not heard anything about this film and would normally not see a romcom at the cinema. I only went because there was a free preview showing through Guardian Soulmates (strangely apt to see a romcom about failed relationships as a dating event). I got tickets for myself and a friend, and free wine after the


      I am Jammie-as-a-dodger.

      But back to the film. It is wonderful.

      I am a cynic when it comes to romantic comedies. They tend to be very very predictable, formulaic and not very interesting and just not that amusing. (Exception: Sometimes they are so awful they are funny.) But 500 Days of Summer is nothing that you would expect. It is surprisingly charming, fresh ...

      • and real (it is an independent production and feels almost like a documentary) and very very funny. The opening credit gives a clue: “Any resemblance to people living or dead is purely accidental … Especially you, Jenny Beckman … Bitch”

        The humour is never forced but charming (no other film could get away with the tongue-in-cheekiness of dancing Bollywood-meets-Mary-Poppins style complete with cartoon

        bluebird to ‘Make my dreams come true’). It is sometimes excruciating and reminiscent of The Office (”I’m going to the store-rom, do you guys want anything?” - “I think you KNOW what I want. [silence] Er Toner.”

        The acting is … again, never forced, charming, and natural.

        I can’t recommend it enough, watch it. And then buy the DVD. And the soundtrack.

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