(500) Days of Summer is quite simply the best film of the year so far.
It is absolutely perfect in any aspect I can think of: intelligent script, ingenious story construction, excellent acting, clever direction, you name it. After I saw it I was seriously tempted to get a ticket for the next immediate showing so that I could watch it again to study its structure. I’ve been sitting down for the last half hour trying to find faults in it and I just. Can’t. Do. It.
It’s more than just a postmodern take on Annie Hall,, and every reviewer saying it “takes the tropes of romantic comedy and satirizes them” needs to be taken out behind the chemical sheds and shot.
PS. Also contains the best last line to a movie since The Apartment.
PPS. No, I’m not kidding.