10. (500) Days of Summer
There's a certain type of guy who will love (500) Days of Summer. He's a romantic trying to play cynic. His dating history is best told in sad British pop songs.
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He thinks a girl in pajama bottoms can be sexier than one in lingerie. And, yeah, I guess I'm that type of guy.
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Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is definitely that type of guy. He's an aspiring architect who writes greeting-card slogans for a living.
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He has two albums on iTunes at work: The Smiths and ... The Smiths. And when he meets Summer (Zooey Deschanel), a fetching free spirit who doesn't believe in falling in love, he promptly falls in love.
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Their tumultuous romance is documented in snapshots, dotting nearly two years as they alternately connect and disconnect.
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If (500) Days isn't high art, it's at least a perfectly crafted pop song that has you humming along with the chorus the second time through.
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It's warm without being cutesy, familiar without being formulaic and hilarious without being gag-driven. Deschanel plays both sweet and bittersweet with grace, and Gordon-Levitt nails the humor in heartbreak in a way that would make John Cusack proud.
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This is Annie Hall for the hipster set.
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Of course, if you found Garden State to be overly adorable, your eyes may roll into the back of your head. Director Marc Webb's whimsical flourishes can come on a bit a strong, and some may tire of the time-leap gimmick.
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Well, you can be a cynic. I'd much rather be a sucker.