Movie Number- 33
Title- (500) Days of Summer (2009)
Genre- Romantic Comedy
Branden’s Rating- 10 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating- 9 out of 10
Average Rating- 9.5
Netflix Rating- 5 Stars
Comments–  This had a lot of hype surrounding it thanks to my fellow Twitter friends, so I had very high expectations going in.  Fortunately, even those high expectations were blown away.  500 Days of Summer is, without a doubt, my favorite movie of 2009, trumping Up, Star Trek, and 2012.  It was a finely woven tale that could have veered in the wrong direction at any point, but you never feared that would happen.  This is a story that was smartly written, and I imagine that just about anyone can find a way to attach themselves to one of the characters.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun, 10 Things I Hate About You) and Zooey Deschanel (The Happening, Surf’s Up, Bridge to Terabithia) were stellar as the leads, and the supporting cast of Geoffrey Arend (who also does a lot of video game voice over work), Chloe Moretz (Bolt, Kick-Ass), and Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, Alvin and the Chipmunks) were excellent.  I hate giving out perfect scores, but I cannot see the faults with this movie (other than my version of the Blu-Ray skipped twice – thanks Netflix).  This is a must-purchase for me, and anyone who hasn’t seen it needs to.  You will not regret it.  Perfect-incredible.