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500DaysPosterThe romantic comedy.  It’s probably the oldest genre of movie and possibly the simplest.  Boy meets girl, boy and girl like each other, or in some cases don’t, boy and girl overcome obstacles, boy and girl end up kissing in last scene, fin.  But this simple and once charming formula as it exists today is a complete and utter oxymoron.  There is absolutely nothing romantic about most current romantic comedies, nor anything resembling humor.  The majority of the genre has become a toxic barrel of trite, radioactive garbage.  Names like Heigl, Bullock, McCounghey or, God forbid, Hudson, have polluted these once fertile waters with their insipid personalities.  So it’s nice to occasionally run into one that doesn’t make you want to vomit your guts all over the poor bastard sitting in front of you.  Such a film is the breezy “500 Days of Summer.”  A romantic comedy that doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but injects enough pleasantness and ingenuity to make the effort a worthwhile one.

I was going to write more about this movie but I’m tired now becasue I just finished watching the attrocious spectacle that was “New York, New York”.  “500” is a nice little movie.  It’s cute without being coy and gross.  Go see it.  Now, about that “New York” movie.


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