Of Love for Breakfast and Films
I do love breakfast as much as i love feature films!
Last night hubby and i watched 500 Days of Summer and i LOVED IT!
Hubby knows how i appreciate odd movies and this really hits the spot! *snicker* This first feature film of Marc Webb which was entered in the 2009 Sundance Festival is for me, wonderfully made! Hey, but that’s just me and my queer taste…
I just adore the lines in this movie!
“This is a story of boy meets girl.
The boy, Tom Hanson of Margate, New Jersey, grew up believing that he’d never truly be happy until the day he met “the one.”
This belief stemmed from early exposure to sad British pop music and a total misreading of the movie ‘The Graduate’.
The girl, Summer Finn of Chennicok, Michigan, did not share this belief.
Since the disintegration of her parents’ marriage, she’d only loved two things;
The first was her long, dark hair.
The second was how easily she could cut it off, and feel nothing.
Tom meets Summer on January eighth.
He knows, almost immediately, she is who he’s been searching for.
This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront…
This is not a love story.“
“There’s only two kinds of people in the world. There’s women, and there’s men. Summer Finn was a woman. Height : average. Weight : average. Shoe Size : slightly above average. For all intents and purposes, Summer Finn : just another girl. Except she wasn’t. To wit, in 1998, Summer quoted a song by the Scottish band Belle & Sebastian in her high school yearbook. “Color my life with the chaos of trouble.” The spike in Michigan sells of their album “The Boy with the Arab Strap” continues to puzzle industry analysts. Summer’s employment at the daily freeze during the summer of her sophomore year coincided with an inexplicable 212% increase in revenue. Every apartment Summer rented at an average rate of 9.2% below market value, and her roundtrip commute to work averaged 18.4 double-takes per day. It was a rare quality, this “Summer effect.” Rare, yet something every post-adolescent male has encountered at least once in their lives. For Tom Hanson to find it now in a city of 400,00 offices, 91,000 commercial buildings, and 3.8 million people, well that could only be explained by one thing: fate.“
“Summer and Tom go out and see a film. She starts crying as she sees the ending of The Graduate, as Dustin Hoffman and Katharine Ross escape a wedding and their looks of joy and excitement slowly vanish. Summer tells Tom that she’s exhausted and wants to sleep, but Tom convinces her to go get pancakes with him.“
Now, this is where the story takes a turn and i wouldn’t want to spoil it for those who have not seen the movie but i just wanted to show you what ran through my mind, aside from the obvious, when this scene was shown
Those who follow this blog know that i love to eat, but truly my favorite meal would have to be breakfast.
Go watch the film and let me know what you think of it!