My old crush on Joseph Gordon Levitt has officially been reaffirmed (you know, that crush that started back when 3rd Rock From the Sun was on). And I've always had a bit of girl crush on Zooey Deschanel. Do I need to explain that? She's awesome on so many levels.
But besides all that, I found the movie to be pretty damn superb. I love it for all the reasons I love High Fidelity. It's witty and realistic. Not chick-flick realistic, but actually realistic. And so relatable you have to slap yourself when you're watching it, cause you could damn well swear, that hey, that's my life on screen!!
And most importantly, the ending was perfect. Perfect perfect perfect.
Warning: This is not a "feel-good movie" like one review said. This movie leaves you feeling like you've been beaten up a bit, but in a totally healthy way. And, I suppose it depends what stage of life you are in. For me, it was a wake up call to let go of old heartbreaks and pain that I always hold onto. This idea that old lovers are like seasons, and some need to be left behind in the past like shriveled up leaves, this is a good notion for me.
Ha. I must be a director's dream. I am the movie-goer that internalizes and thinks about a movie hours after I see it, and even makes changes in my life if the movie inspires me enough.
A movie with a significant plot and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to boot? That's my kind of movie.
I give this movie: ★★★★