Thursday, August 13, 2009

500 Days of Summer at The Avon

I’ve conducted studies, I’ve weighed the evidence and I’m confident in my assessment that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is adorable. He went from angelic troublemaker in “3rd Rock from the Sun,” to brooding hustler in Mysterious Skin, to brain injured athlete in The Lookout...which of course leads naturally into quirky love interest in a romantic comedy.

The movie opens by telling you, essentially, that it’s not a love story, but it can’t help itself. I felt like the director wanted me to fall more in love with Zooey Deschanel than I could muster, but I thoroughly enjoyed the arty flourishes marking the contours of their courtship. The world would continue to revolve on its axis if we’d waited until the video release, but it’s a sweet story that was worth my time. Not clear how much longer it will be at The Avon (the online schedule’s looking a little barren), but if you need a bubbly smart summer flick, it’s a solid choice.

4 comments:

Chris Preovolos said...

I concur. However, the girl I saw the movie with did note that I was like one of two dudes in the theater.

Streets of Stamford said...

Once you wrote "quirky love interest in a romantic comedy," this cartoon came immediately to mind:

http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail203.html

Anonymous said...

Nice...a Homestar reference...kudos!

StamfordNotes said...

I love me some Lan Handermannek