I’ve been trying to see this film for about 2 weeks, it officially came out on July 17th and since then it has been nearly impossible to locate. I actually tried to see it the weekend that it hit theaters with my girlfriend in Sarasota, Florida, no luck… no theater was playing it for 100 miles. Finally I came back to Jacksonville and figured that I would be able to catch the film here, and probably be able to catch it for only 5 bucks at AMC… no luck … the limited release even skipped Jacksonville, which isn’t that surprising but for how many commercials I had seen for the film I figured we’d have been on the list of limited theaters. Finally as I was getting ready to head to Gainesville my buddy at work told me he was going to see a movie, I asked him which one and sarcastically suggested 500 Days of Summer, knowing that it wasn’t released in Jacksonville… he said oh yeah that’s the one that we’re going to see. So I checked online and sure enough the movie had finally been released everywhere, I was pleased.
Saturday rolls around and my girlfriend and I make plans to see the film in Gainesville, we were both pretty excited and finally got to see the film that had been eluding us for such a long time, of course we still had to pay full price but I think it was worth it.
After seeing the film I was pretty happy with my decision and persistence to actually go and see it. The film offered a very humorous story with great direction and a fun and interesting back-and-forth style timeline.
If anyone hasn’t seen this film I really suggest you check it out, I’d have to say it’s definitely one of the best I’ve seen all year, it’s charming, has a lot of humor, and doesn’t leave you feeling as empty as you’d think (kind of sad but true).
Now the only thing to really look forward to is District 9, I’ve been checking the ratings all week and have noticed that everyone’s review has something in common, they are all showing very positive things. District 9 comes out this Friday, August 14th and should be just about everywhere movies are shown =)