Movie Night: (500) Days of Summer at Alamo Drafthouse

Kyle and I are usually too busy for date nights with all of the writing and music playing that goes on around here. Most nights quietly consist of renting a free movie from I Luv Video (look for a future post of how these rentals are FREE), dinner, and a bottle of wine. If I can make it through the entire movie without falling asleep (I have this rare/common condition where I fall asleep during every movie and car ride), I consider these types of evenings a success with good food, drinks, and company (and a cute poodle).

But we decided to get a little wild last weekend with an official date at the matinee. We saw the recently released (500) Days of Summer with Zooey Deschanel, the sultry indie actress/singer-songwriter, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, one of the leads in 3rd Rock from the Sun who has successfully grown into a super hunk.

The film, directed by Marc Webb, is a classic love (or not so much love) story about a boy who falls in love with a girl and she’s not really feeling it. Zooey’s character is very cute with her ‘60s style hair cut and simple, vintage-style school girl style. However, I thought the little hair bows were a little much. And that her favorite Beatle is Ringo Starr simply because he’s the general public’s least favorite Beatle? Come on. Let’s try to be as alternative as possible as well as adorable and charming and pretty. (Girl crush?)

I am not going to give away the plot or ending, but this movie was entertaining from beginning to end. I enjoyed the dance sequence in the middle and the indie culture references to Belle and Sebastian, greeting cards, and sweater vests.

Girl crush:



Girl crush and grown up super hunk:

Zooey and Joseph

Zooey and Joseph

Aside from the film, our date night consisted of wonderful chips dipped in a large bowl of processed cheesy gooiness, French fries, and a roasted vegetable sandwich with hummus. I also stayed awake through the entire eating and movie-watching experience.

Wait! That’s it! Eating makes me stay awake, so if I want to stay awake in a car or during a film all I have to do is eat the entire time. If you think of another way to reverse this condition, please comment.


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One response to “Movie Night: (500) Days of Summer at Alamo Drafthouse

  1. julie roush

    the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree….sleeping during movies and car rides….sounds familiar. good reason to watch movies in the comfort of home.

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