Monday Movie Music Moment

500 Days of Summer

Now, I know I’m a girl…but that doesn’t mean I can’t understand the large role that Zooey Deschanel plays in shaping most men’s vision of the ideal woman. The girl is smart, funny, cool, sweet, can sing, can act – and much, much more. I get it. We get it. She’s a major cutie and a very cool chick.

So, I think most women also understood (and LOVED) the use of Hall and Oates’ addictive 80s hit “You Make My Dreams Come True” in explaining Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s elation after finally sleeping with her, the object of his affection, in the film 500 Days of Summer.

The concept of this scene itself is to die for. In the film, Tom (Gordon-Levitt) might be considered average in every way, but is wholeheartedly lovestruck when it comes to a desirable new employee at his office, Summer Finn (Deschanel) – the typically sought-after romantic pessimist who ends up giving a shot to the dorky leading man. Without giving too much away about the ups and downs of this offbeat romantic-comedy, I’ll say that Tom’s obsession and idolized vision of Summer is certainly strong enough to push him to the point of breaking into song and dance after finally spending a night with her. The perfect song choice, knee-slapping interjections (his glancing into a car window to find his reflection a handsome Harrison Ford) and a toe-tapping dance routine are just some of the flavourful ingredients for a memorable song and dance number in a contemporary film that will stand the test of time.

Enjoy! And hopefully you’re all crazy enough about your guy or gal to break into choreographed, big band dance numbers after date nights…


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