Saturday, 31 July 2010

And The Winner Is....

My word! I have so many films to review!!!

But first things first.
A week yesterday was the end of our annual film week (Woohoo.) Last year was very official.. We had notepads and rated the films to decide a winner. We scraped that. This year was about enjoyment. We didn't decide a winner all together but I know what came out on top for me. (Note: The winner isn't my favourite out of the films on the list. Just the one that I enjoyed most in film week.)

Here are the films:

  • DAY 1

  • The Beach (****)
  • Moon (*****)

  • Goodfellas (*****)

  • The Good, The Bad and The Weird (See previous review)

  • DAY 2

  • Into The Wild (****)

  • The Holy Grail (*****)

  • The Pianist (*****)

  • Being John Malkovich (*****)

  • DAY 3

  • In Bruges (*****)

  • Brick (*****)

  • Walk The Line (****)

  • The Shining (*****)

  • DAY 4

  • Leon (We were half asleep - or asleep- for (ooer))

  • Garden State (****)

  • Taxi Driver (Which we never got around to.. This year or last year.)

  • [500] Days Of Summer (*****)

You can tell from my mini star ratings which films I loved.

But the winner is.........

[500] Days Of Summer!

So lets review it.

The story of one man called Tom and his love with Summer. A girl... Not the season. The tag line of the movie is, 'Boy meets Girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't.' Sound original? No? Well it is. Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) works in an office and falls for colleague Summer (Zooey Deschanel.) She may or may not love him back. We follow the 500 days of their relationship, good and bad, but not in chronological order. We jump from day 22 to 204. (Maybe not those exact days but you get the point.)

The film doesn't take itself too serious. We're randomly treated to a documentary about love with opinions from characters. There is a huge dance sequence complete with an animated bird. There is a split-scene comparison between reality and expectations for a whole scene. The film is very funny. Check out the date scene in Ikea, "Honey. I don't know how to tell you this, but there is a Chinese family in our bathroom." But it is also sad... After all it is (not) a love story.

The soundtrack is epic. Every song is brilliantly selected. Some camera work is outstanding and the acting is just... wow.

Watch this movie. No exception.

Best bit? Either the dance sequence or the first date to Ikea. Classic.

1 comment:

  1. *seconded*. For me its either 500 days or his other one Brick that comes out top for me.