Fan Review: “ALMOST not your typical rom-com”
DON’T READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE. SPOILERS.
Overall, I liked the movie and I can see myself watching it more than once. Excellent cast (although it would be nice to see Zoey D playing something other than the quirky girl in a movie). Loved the way the story was told in a non-linear fashion (picking days at random during the life of the relationship). I thought the way it was filmed was amazing (great use of color, cropping images, lighting, grainy documentary style in parts, etc). Good soundtrack. So far so good.
(SPOILERS COMING UP, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED)
But I can’t say I loved the whole movie. To me the very end killed it. The story was believable and very bittersweet until the end. Then it just turned in to another typical romantic comedy with a convenient happy ending tacked on to make everything OK. I would have preferred to end the movie with Tom getting the job at the architecture firm (get rid of the crap with the girl). So the “happy” ending is that thanks to Summer, Tom achieves his dream of working as an architect. And thanks to Tom, Summer learns to open herself up to love.
This post was submitted by Lisa.