Friday, July 23, 2010

500 days of...

I finally saw 5oo Days of Summer. I was postponing it because I knew it would be sappy & sad. It was. It took me several days to sit through. My favorite quotes are:
Author's Note: The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you Jenny Beckman. B!+@h.
Tom: People don't realize this, but loneliness is underrated.Tom: I love how she makes me feel, like anything's possible, or like life is worth it.Rachel Hansen: Just because she likes the same bizzaro crap you do doesn't mean she's your soul mate.
Summer:[Tom is listening to headphones in an elevator with Summer. She notices the music] I love the Smiths.Tom: Sorry?Summer: I said I love the Smiths.Summer: [they stare at each other for a moment] You... You have good taste in music.
Tom: [repeating after her] You... like the Smiths?Summer: [singing] To die by your side, such a heavenly way to die.
speaking]Summer: I love em.Tom: [elevator stops, Summer leaves while Tom remains dumbfounded] Holy ...Tom: It pains me that we live in a world where nobody's heard of Spearmint Summer: [laughing]... I just, don’t feel comfortable being anyone’s girlfriend. I don’t actually feel comfortable being anyone’s anything...Summer: Ok. I, like being on my own. I think relationships are messy and people’s feelings get hurt. Who needs it? We’re young, we live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world; might as well have fun while we can and, save the serious stuff for later...Tom: Ok but wait–wait. What happens, if you fall in love?(she scoffs]
Tom: What?Summer: You don’t believe that, do you?
Tom: Nobody loves Ringo Starr.
Summer: That's what I love about him.Narrator: As he listened, Tom began to realize that these stories weren't routinely told. These were stories one had to earn. He could feel the wall coming down. He wondered if anyone else had made it this far. Which is why the next six words changed everything.
Summer: I've never told anybody that before.Tom: I guess I'm not just anybody.Vance: Misery, sadness, loss of faith, no reason to live... This is perfect for you.Tom: What happened? Why - why didn't they work out?
Summer: What always happens. Life.Tom: Look, we don't have to put a label on it. That's fine. I get it. But, you know, I just... I need some consistency. Summer: I know.Tom: I need to know that you're not gonna wake up in the morning and feel differently.Summer: And I can't give you that. Nobody can.Summer: We've been like Sid and Nancy for months now.Tom: Summer, Sid stabbed Nancy, seven times with a kitchen knife, I mean we have some disagreements but I hardly think I'm Sid Vicious.Summer: No I'm Sid.Tom: Oh, so I'm Nancy...
Pancakes arrive]Summer: Let's just eat and we'll talk about it later. Mmm, that is good, I'm really glad we did this. I love these pancakes... what?
Tom gets up and walks away from the table]Summer: Tom, don't go! You're still my best friend!Rachel Hansen: You know, my friends are all in love with you. You know, it's like we said. Plenty of other fish in the sea.Tom: [Looks at a group of twelve year old girls who wave at him and giggle] Thanks. But, uh, those are guppies.
Tom: Either she's an evil, emotionless, miserable human being, or... she's a robot. Summer: Well, you know, I guess it's 'cause I was sitting in a deli and reading Dorian Gray and a guy comes up to me and asks me about it and... now he's my husband.
Tom: Yeah. And... so? Summer: So, what if I'd gone to the movies? What if I had gone somewhere else for lunch? What if I'd gotten there 10 minutes later? It was - it was meant to be. And... I just kept thinking... Tom was right.Tom: No.Summer: Yeah, I did.
laughs]Summer: I did. It just wasn't me that you were right about.
Summer:You weren't wrong, Tom. You were just wrong about me.Tom: You don't want to be named as anybody's girlfriend, and now you're someone's wife? Summer: I woke up one morning and I just knew.Tom: Knew what?Summer: What I was never sure of with you. Summer: There's no such thing as love, it's fantasy...
Paul: Robin is better than the girl of my dreams. She's real.
McKenzie: Hey, maybe you should write a book.Tom: What?McKenzie: Well, you know, Henry Miller said the best way to get over a woman is to turn her into literatureTom: Did you ever do this, you think back on all the times you've had with someone and you just replay it in your head over and over again and you look for those first signs of trouble?
Tom: This is lies. We are liars. Think about it. Why do people buy cards? It's not because they want to say how they feel. People buy cards because they can't say they feel or are afraid to. And we provide the service that let's them off the hook. You know what? I say to hell with it. Let's level with America. Or at least let them speak for themselves. Right?
Tom: People should be able to say how they feel - how they really feel - not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouths.

Rachel Hansen: Look, I know you think she was the one, but I don't. Now, I think you're just remembering the good stuff. Next time you look back, I, uh, I really think you should look again.

Tom: [the girl at the job interview agrees to meet Tom for coffee afterward] We'll figure it out. My name's Tom.Girl at Interview: [Last lines of the film] Nice to meet you.
Shakes his hand]Girl at Interview: I'm Autumn.
Tom looks at the camera in amazement. Film cuts to a title card with a "1" indicating the first day of Tom's relationship with Autumn]

The truth is Summer is okay, but honestly Autumn is my favorite season. (my words).

1 comment:

  1. i really wana see this!!
    I am totally in love with zooey deschanel!


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