(500) Days of Summer (2009)

The movie begins by saying that “This is a story about a boy and a girl. Be warned though: it is NOT a love story!”. Indeed, it is not… There are things I liked about this movie and things I did not. It had style in the presentation of the story: going back and forth in time, around that time period of the 500 days that the guy was-wasn’t with Summer. There were times when it was really funny. Somehow, it was not “convincing”, it was like there were a couple of things missing to make it a real good movie. So, if you want to see a movie with style, to pass your time, to feel kind-of-romantic, to be with your partner watching it (or not!), then it is a good candidate. But there are much better movies out there 🙂

My rating: 06/10

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

Well, Terry Gilliam is dreaming again 🙂 A variation tail of doctor Faustus where, instead of power and knowledge, doctor Parnassus (one of the main characters) asks initially for immortality from the devil, in exchange for something very dear to him…

It is a well told fairy tail, made as if from the mind of a child…both cruel, beautiful, interesting, ever changing, full of surprises, hidden messages in ludicrous sceneries made by the wildest imagination. A film with the flavor of Tideland.

My rating: 07/10