'500 Days of Summer' Trades Repetition for H&O

March 4, 2009


Is "You Make(-a) My Dreams" the new "Mr. Blue Sky"? I think that's what the makers of 500 Days of Summer are going for, as they've exchanged the charming but repetitive Leslie Nielsen narration of the first trailer with a more conventional, clip-driven preview scored by indie music and the out-of-place Hall and Oates hit.

How many young, fictional romances will begin with one potential suitor questioning the other about what's on their headphones? At least Garden State and this one:

A girl in her late 20s who likes The Smiths!? Preposterous!

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