(500) Days of Summer

asked my friends if anyone wanted to watch this with me and got a unanimous "we do not trust JGL" in the group chat

every ten minutes of this movie makes me embarrassed to remember how CRUCIAL this movie was to me in 2009. tom's vests, a lotta digs that do not fly anymore, the soundtrack… the fucking smiths scene in the elevator... imagine any movie trying to pull that off and not being roasted for a week on twitter. and yet, this movie rocked me when i was 17. the scene where chloe grace moretz says "just because she likes the same bizzaro crap you do doesn't mean she's your soulmate" hit me like a sack of bricks. i was at the exact place and age to be watching it.

however, now i am a cool and wise (talented, handsome, etc) adult and even though the second half is not awful and the general story/lesson feels good and necessary, i find this movie so deeply 2009 in ways that make me glad i am not 17 anymore and will never be 17 Again (2009, dir. Burr Steers. Great movie! As far as I can recall. Fool me once; not going to revisit a movie I liked when I was 17 again (2009, dir. Burr Steers. Great movie! As far as I can recall. Fool me once; not going to revisit a movie I liked when I was 17 again (2009, dir. Burr Steers. Great movie! As far as I can recall. Fool me once)))