I'll Wear Any Color As Long As It's Black

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Posted in / / / by Jeralyn on August 6, 2009


 



Skull feather earring from St. Mark’s, Young Fabulous & Broke dress, BCBGC leggings, Preen for Topshop heels.

I went to see 500 Days of Summer with my brother and some friends tonight. Paul had been dying to see it because a) according to the preview, they fall in love because of The Smiths (see his tattoo a few posts back), b) he loves Joseph Gordon-Levitt, c) he loves rom-coms and d) he loves going to the movies in general especially because of the snacks. Anyway, it was fine, I guess, but entirely too contrived — especially towards the ending. In the beginning, I was rolling my eyes over the scene where the main character is sitting in his room listening to “sad British pop music” and wearing an Unknown Pleasures shirt with TJAMC and Smiths posters (among others) on his walls. But then I thought about a friend who had recently given me a screenplay to read and I thought, what if that friend’s movie happened to get a bunch of attention and was shown in accessible theaters — would other people scoff at his music or wardrobe choices because they would assume that he wasn’t “for real” enough? So then I had to let go of my original aversion and try to be objective about the movie itself — but in the end, my gut feeling was correct. Thumbs down from me. And now, onward! And upward! And I’m off to find Strange! (Do you love me?–If you do, I’m thankful . . .)

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  1. amanda said, on August 6, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    i was so wanting to see this but i’m having second thoughts…

  2. Jeralyn said, on August 6, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Like I said, it was FINE, but definitely not that great. I’ve seen a lot of movies do the whimsical indie romantic comedy thing a lot better. In fact, I thought The Brothers Bloom did it REALLY well, don’t know how anyone else felt about that movie but I thought it was awesome… (also it wasn’t that romantic, but you know what I mean)…


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