Age Group: Teens +
Release Year: 2009
My Rating: 5/5
Tom believes in true love. When Summer, the perfect girl, enters his life, everything seems to be complete. That is, until later on in their relationship Summer suddenly breaks it off with him. This is a story that starts from the very beginning, documenting Tom's life with Summer until the very end. In this very real love story, you will be captured by the bittersweet memories of Tom's life and the heartache he has to go through.
I am so happy to have finally watched this movie. This is the perfect romance movie. Why? Because it shows that sometimes the love of your life at that moment may not be the one you end up with. Love is about going through the happy moments, the heartbreak, and the final closure. Sometimes, one may have to go through this more than once. This is what reality in terms of love is like. This is the story of where the main character has to go through a true heartbreak first before finding the right person. I greatly appreciated how romance was portrayed in here as you could see Tom and Summer being very close one day and then falling apart the next.
I love the acting for both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. They portrayed their characters perfectly. Joseph played Tom, a young man who truly believes in love and finding that happily ever after. While Zooey played Summer, a lovely young woman who doesn't believe love exists and it is a fantasy that people come up with. Together, they are perfect, but yet not perfect at the same time. You are able to watch the dynamics of two completely opposite people interact in a very real way.
I think any romantic would enjoy this movie regardless. It's fun, sad, and quirky all at the same time. And in a small way, it gives you hope.