Posts Tagged ‘Romance’

(500) Days of Summer; or Did Someone Copy and Paste Their Personal Journal?

September 20, 2009
Of course they sell the movie with "happy".

Of course they sell the movie with "happy".

(500) Days of Summer is not the movie to take someone to if you have just started dating them. This is not, as the voice over claims in the first few minutes of the film, a romantic comedy, i.e. a film in which the couple ends up happily ever after. It’s fun, funny, in fact it’s a pure joy to watch. It so eloquently captures the ups and downs of a relationship that isn’t meant to be that it draws out of you every doubt in your mind that you could possibly have with the person sitting next to you. And gives you hope in the potential…for the next one…alas not the one you’re with. Ouch.

Now, if you’re pretty confident in your relationship, or have just gotten out of one, you should then, without a doubt, see this film.

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“My Blueberry Nights”: An Odyssey of Great Portions

April 14, 2008

My Blueberry Nights

Wong Kar-Wai can make anything look sensual. In all my life I’ve never seen a blueberry pie that made me want to kiss someone, but the way he shoots the ice cream melting down the sides of a mound of blueberries is so romantic you want to go out, find a girl and spend the rest of your life with her and that’s in the first five minutes.

In his new film, My Blueberry Nights, that romantic feeling is unloosed upon the audience. It however begins to wear after awhile before coming back to a redeeming final few minutes of sumptuous filmmaking.

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