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Why is it not showing anywhere in the UK (minus Sheffield) whats tha deeeallllll?
i'm going to see it, haven't got high hopes, but Zooey Deschanel is hot.
Didn't need to be so indie. I liked it, except I now hate women even more, especially Zooey Deschanel. The massive bitch.
Found out that there are actually places showing it, everyone was right. Going to see it tomorrow should be fun! except for like you say, Zoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooey Deschanel and forced smiths references.
it wasn't as nearly as indie as i thought it would be, i thought it would be like Juno or something but it wasn't as forced as that. It was enjoyable, pleasantly surprised.
and yeah i went into the film in love with zooey deschanel, but i came out of it hating her for being an evil cow, ahaha
Where they try and make out the girl is this unique free spirit that just breezes through life with ease, captivating the lonely, dissatisfied man.
I suppose they're a bit like Breakfast at Tiffany's, but at least Peppard put his foot down and acted like a man when she stepped out of line, instead of crying and writing poems like this snivelling little fairy.
neither was hepburn a hooker, nor did the horse thing happen.
That's fucking spot on.
The girls in Bringing Up Baby, The Apartment and Breakfast At Tiffany's were infinitely more interesting and amusing than the insultingly poor characters in Almost Famous or anything Zach Braff puts his irritating face to.
Never before have I been able to so succinctly sum up just why I despise a film / genre so much...
And found this blog thing. As you all seem to be in love with her (slightly understandbly given that she's like a fuller Anna Friel) I thought I'd post this link as it features lots of arty photos and clips of her seemingly in a band:
And that her album with M Ward (as She & Him) is actually pretty good too.
And knew the name. I'd just never put the two things together and formed a wonderful, cohesive whole. Until today that is.
about how irritating the 'feee spirit' girl character can be (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind being the big exception), I think 500 Days of Summer might have got a better balance, it seems to be a bit more bittersweet and doesn't seem to make out that one or both of the main pairing is amazingly perfect. Of course when I watch it I may be very wrong about this.
"Bros.. i love Bros!"
"wow..wow... you love Bros"
"i love that song #when will i, will i be famous? I can't answer, i can't answer that#"
thought it was really good. Pretty much effortlessly funnier than most 'comedy' films and only briefly flirted with sickly romantic stuff.
I'd give it a solid 8/10
and i thought it was shit.
look he made her a mixtape. oh wow.
the references were laughable. she is dead kooky cos she like quoted belle and sebastian in her year book.
why do characters only ever bond over twee indie? why can't they bond over merzbow or something.
beserker or cattle decapitation, would it change the film for you?
6/10 rather than 4/10.
I'd be like "Have you not listened to any new bands in the past zillion years?"
and will report tomorrow
This is totally based on the trailer, and trailers are designed to appeal to retards, BUT it genuinely looks terrible. Girl doesn't want to commit, man does - that's the premise?
I understand the need for an indie romance, featuring like, nice clothes, and cool cultural references. But y'know there has to be more one negligible strand of plot.
Also, the soundtrack - could it GET any more end-of-student-union-indie-disco-night? Bet it's got fucking Feist on it as well.
Erm...my expectations are low.
has got Regina Spektor on the title credits though :P
it didn't make me do a little cringe at more that 2 points, so it's definitely streets ahead of Garden State et al.
I still expect it to be painful, but maybe i'll be surprised.
garden state - aaarrggghhhhhhh
there is an actual chemistry between the two leads.
they were a bit weird together.
erm, i'm sure i'll enjoy it on SOME level. i really hope the trailer is misleadingly bad.
that comes within the first third of the film, so i wouldn't say it's very indicative of the thing as a whole :)
if I met a girl who also really liked Annie Hall, I wouldn't be pleased to find that she also liked one of my favourite films, I'd sneer at them instead for not liking a film that came out in 2008.
Annie Hall is an objectively good film (and one of my favourites). It wouldn't massively excite me if someone liked it. Same with Smiths.
It's just that, culturally, it doesn't even ring true. Like, it's like getting excited because someone likes Nirvana.
won't be watching
And whatever you think about it, I can't see any similarity to Elizabethtown. For one, the main actor in 500 Days can actually act.
TO SUCK IT
then they wouldn’t have made one.
still sounds bloody stupid to me to not see a film because you think the poster makes it look like a film it's nothing like (hell, the posters are barely alike). Hating the trailer, that's a different matter...
And although I enjoyed it in parts, I couldn't shake the overwhelming indie-ness of it all (although Spearmint getting a name drop was both baffling and amusing)
Is it really rare to meet someone who likes The Smiths in 2009?
if a girl told me she liked the smiths, i'd punch both of her breasts in.
I thought it was very sweet, overtly indie in places (OMG you like the smiths, etc) but that didn't detract from the film (hello garden state, fuck off juno). The line about spearmint was probably the best, not for the reference, but for the fact that she hadn't listened to his mixtape. Made me well up a bit.
so we can probably have this discussion all over again (this time with Kirsten Stewart substituted for Zooey Deschanel).
Also if you hate the 'magical pixie girl', this film looks as if it will make the likes of Gigantic look like Annie Hall:
the fantastical sequences were really great and i thought it did capture lots of truthful things about relationships in general. the overall structure was excellent.
summer and whatever joseph gordon levitt's characters' name was were fairly dull, unlike all the best indie-romantic-comedy film characters (harold, maude, alvy, annie, etc). if i wanted to see a film about people having a romance i could have...well, i wouldn't want to see the film. all the normal stuff where you see them as a 'couple' didn't work, it was dull.
overall, quite a strange film - very boring in some parts, but really good in others
also, what was with the annoying mystical voice-over?
Why did it only come in for the last third of the film?
I was wondering why I hadn't noticed the voice-over earlier! I thought I must have been day-dreaming, but it wasn't even there in the first place. Perhaps it was meant to add gravitas to the whole thing.
Also, the numbers sequence at the beginning (summer is one out of 4 million or something) was totally ripped from 'Amelie'.
but it was fairly sporadic. A strange choice of narrative method...
just watch Inglorious Basterds instead of this painfully obvious, try-hard indie guff. Now *that* was a fun film.