He writes greeting cards, and you suspect he may believe his own cards. I could do it: "Love is a rose, and you are its petals. She likes his looks, and makes her move one day over the Xerox machine. Can he accept that she simply likes him for now, not for forever? The movie, which is a delightful comedy, alive with invention, is about Tom wrestling with that reality. Tom spends this movie in the emotional quandary of Mastroianni in " La Dolce Vita ," his hand always outstretched toward his inaccessible fantasies.
Summer remains mysterious all through the film, perhaps because we persist with Tom in expecting her to cave in. One of the things I love about Days of Summer is that it doesn't make light of what we go through in romances, but it is honest about it and shows it for what it is, which is often profoundly funny". David Ng of the Los Angeles Times describes architecture as a star of the film.
The film was originally set in San Francisco but was later moved to Los Angeles and the script rewritten to make better use of the location. Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times describes the film as having "finely honed sense of taste" to include the Bradbury Building where Tom goes for his job interview. Since July it has been closed off to the public due to state cutbacks. He argues that Tom only perceives the beauty of the buildings surrounding them and only acknowledges the parking lot when Summer points it out to him.
Costume designer, Hope Hanafin has revealed through interviews that Marc Webb insisted on the colour blue being worn exclusively by Summer. He based his decision on Zooey Deschanel's eye colour, but as Hanafin disclosed, it works on a subconscious level as well, attracting attention at all times.
Summer's wardrobe is refreshing and stylish without anything tying it to the years around the film's release which gives the aesthetics a timeless quality.
In the episode, they "mash" the characters from the film Sid and Nancy with story elements from Days of Summer.
Marc Webb created a music video as a companion piece to the film, titled "The Bank Heist". The film made its debut at the 25th Sundance Film Festival. It proved a huge success and received a standing ovation from festival crowds upon screening. Filmed independently , it was picked up for distribution by Fox Searchlight Pictures and opened in the United States and Canada on July 17, , later expanding to wide release on August 7, Upon the film's initial limited release in the U.
S, it was expected to become the "breakout indie hit of the summer". The site's critical consensus reads, "A clever, offbeat romantic comedy, Days of Summer is refreshingly honest and utterly charming. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film four stars out of four. He described the film as "a delightful comedy, alive with invention".
He particularly praised the strong performances of Gordon-Levitt and Deschanel and summarized his review by adding, "Here is a rare movie that begins by telling us how it will end and is about how the hero has no idea why". He wrote, " Days of Summer is something seldom seen: an original romantic comedy. It bristles with energy, emotion and intellect, as it flits about the dizzying highs and weeping-karaoke lows of a passionate entanglement".
It's fun both to watch and to talk about afterward, and it possesses the elusive rom-com sine qua non: two equally appealing leads who bounce wonderfully off each other". He praised the directing of Marc Webb, stating, "it's the oldest bittersweet story in the book, of course, but music-video director Marc Webb approaches his feature debut with great confidence, flair and a minimum of schmaltz.
That's the whole guy-centric point of Days of Summer , though. Sometimes you never, ever truly figure out why these mysterious creatures break your heart". It's a feat of star acting, and it helps make Days not just bitter or sweet but everything in between". He also lauded the film's innovative nature; "Of course they meet.
Of course they fall for each other. Of course there are problems. He concluded that the film was "the best romantic comedy since Love Actually. He wrote, "Boy meets girl, boy loses girl. It's been done to emo death. That's why the sublimely smart-sexy-joyful-sad Days of Summer hits you like a blast of pure romantic oxygen" and concludes: " Days is otherwise a different kind of love story: an honest one that takes a piece out of you".
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I mean, she was pretty adamant that she was not looking for anything serious. However, when she gets engaged, she tells Tom that he was right all along — just not about her. Between all of the romantic interactions and blindness to the impending breakup, it was never possible for Tom to fathom not ending up with this person he was infatuated with.
Summer was always in it for the experience, never for the long run. That in itself is not a problem; a lot of people in our culture today do not date with the thought of marriage in mind.
She is simply truth in this movie, she'll make you love her and then she'll slowly break your heart but you'll just want to love her more until all you see are those glowing blue eyes in your loneliest nightmares.
Joseph Gordon Levitt is so prime here, the chemistry between he and Zooey clicks perfectly and not only that but since every woman,man and child is in love with the knee bending powers of Ms. Deschanel it must be said that JGL gives such a strong performance that he clearly owns this movie all the way till the very end.
You might come on down to the cinema looking for Zooey but you'll be rushing home to hit up the IMDb to see what the 3rd' Rock kids been up to over the last 8 hint He has such a charm about him that glows and an easy smile that jumps off the screen, plus much like Heath he has the chops to take it dark and lonesome with sincerity if the flick requires. The rest of the cast rounds out nicely with a few supporting folks like Clark Gregg who plays Tom's square Boss and Geoffrey Arend who is good for a few good sidekick chuckles.
That must have been an interesting audition call.. Well Played Sir! Now the dynamic duo aside, Marc Webb the Director has got a little something-something going on. Needless to say this makes it quite a bit more interesting then the latest McConaughey dude what happened, you were so cool in Dazed and Kate Hudson needs a paycheck mindless studio romance. You'll have lots to talk about and feelings to relive long after this ones stopped rolling the credits.
Additional strong points here are a visual aesthetic that has a modern meets Capraesque remix, which felt very much built around Zooey Deschanel's fabulous style. The colors and landscape are all complimentary to the movie, downtown LA never looked so nice!
The other thing we got going on here is a killer soundtrack, built around some Smiths, Doves, and a few others, not mention the fact that once again we get a chance to hear Zooey Deschanel do a little karaoke in the movie which is a tasty little treat. Bottom line Days is going to be on your mind in and chances are that like a good EX it will always pop back in your life and you'll dust if off and pop it in the player and go down memory lane remembering all good stuff, then like a swift punch in the gut like only a good EX can, it'll break your heart all over again.
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