Okay peeps. We need to have a little talk about this guy, and this movie. I have to fess up first and say that I totally watched Third Rock From The Sun when I was younger and my love for Joseph Gordon-Levitt began at a young age. Now, after seeing 500 Days of Summer this fall, purchasing it, and subsequently watching it about 50 times, It's about time to add him to the 'Men of My Dreams' roster. You guys, in this movie he just might be close to the perfect man for me. A few reasons:
1. He's an architect. We have discussed my need to marry an architect in the past and the scene where he draws skyscrapers on her arm almost killed me.
2. He went to school to be an architect and ended up in another crummy job not realizing his full potential which may remind you of someone else...
3. The chalkboard wall...
with the chalkboard headboard. I love a man that can draw.
4. My love of tall skinny guys with big noses.
5. My love of skinny ties, cardigans and messenger bags worn by an attractive member of the male sex.
6. I also loved how he had his spot where he went to sit and think. I definitely have a place like that (in Edmonton and Seattle). Sorry about the crummy photo.
7. And the karaoke scene, how awesome was that?
I know he was supposed to be a little bit drunk which I'm not so into but he had a pretty okay voice and I do like singers.
8. He keeps a sketchbook. Remind you of anyone else you know?
Yep, we're pretty much meant to be. Too bad he's a fictional character.
As far as the film itself goes I appreciated how they showed the different spectrum of emotions that being in and out of love can cause. The ridiculous emotional high of being in love...
exemplified in the impromptu (amazing) dance scene. And then the awful thud when things fall just so horribly apart.
It was refreshingly realistic on that count and I appreciated seeing both sides of love from a Hollywood movie.
I also liked the graphic nature of the film; the drawing theme throughout was so beautiful with the day counter with the tree and buildings, the chalkboard wall, and all the different drawing scenes. There were just so many little details put into the film that added up to a really visually lovely, somewhat heartbreaking yet hopeful experience that was tragically funny at times. Okay I'd better stop before this turns into a bad film studies paper, ha.
Anyway if you haven't seen it, go see it (but know that I have dibs on this fictional character). And, if you haven't heard the soundtrack it is also pretty fabulous. Jill and I have been loving it.