Joseph Gordon-Levitt (x)
Ugh, I’m sorry to double post with two quotes, but he’s dropping another truth bomb here. I hate when people misinterpret 500DOS and think of Summer as some kind of bitch, or, alternately, as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. That’s only how his character saw her. To me, this movie was basically about Nice Guy Syndrome: A guy who thinks he’s just so nice that he’s entitled to the woman he wants, and when she decides she doesn’t want him back, she becomes a bitch, or a whore.
#exactly #Summer is not a manic pixie dream girl because of the two of them she was the one who was blatantly unhappy #and Tom made it perfectly clear from childhood that he had a specific expectation of how his dream girl should behave#and as soon as Summer started straying from that expectation he immediately patched up the holes that were appearing in the relationship … #and he grossly overestimated how much he could change her #he thought he could make her believe in love because that’s what he thought was right #I could write an essay on this fucking film
omg love this love it. Part of the reasons I had problems with this movie was because, aside from his blind date calling him on his bullshit, I wasn’t convinced the movie was as critical of his character as it wanted to be (I mean it started with a probably ironic to so and so that bitch, and interviews with the director or whoever left me unsure). Also, the huge number of people who walk away either thinking it’s this great romance or that she’s this huge bitch and how dare she play him like that. I guess that has more to do with our culture, tho. (Not that I want to say what you can and can’t enjoy and what you do and don’t think is romantic, and there were certainly some sweet scenes).
THIS GIVES ME FAITH AGAIN, that JGL said that, because seriously.
How the Logic of "Friendzoning" Would Work If Applied in Other Instances:f
- *Man walks into a store and finds employee*
- Man: Alright, I've had enough. Why haven't you guys hired me?!
- Employee: Uh...well sir, when did you put in your application?
- Man: I never filled out an application.
- Employee: Well sir, we can't consider you for employment if you've never filled out an application.
- Man: No, that's bullshit, because I've been coming here for years now, and every single time I tell you all how much I love this store and how much I appreciate your customer service, unlike some of your other customers might I add!
- Employee: Well, but that doesn't-
- Man: AND I even told you that I didn't have a job!
- Employee: But sir, that doesn't indicate to us that you would like a job at our store. And again, if you've never filled out an application, we can't consider you. Besides, we're not hiring.
- Man: OH! Not hiring, HA! What a laugh. I see your store go through seasonal workers all the time. They come and go like nothing, but you won't consider me as a part-time employee even though I KNOW you've been looking for workers to fill positions? That's insane!
- Employee: Sir, we've been looking to hire a few people for management positions. Do you have any management experience?
- Man: Well no, but what does that matter?
- Employee: ...Well sir, that's what we're looking for. You won't be suitable for the position without management experience.
- Man: Oh that's such a load of crap. You know, you'll be waiting around a long time for a manager if you don't lower your standards a little. Who cares if someone knows how to manage a store? I LOVE this store and I'm willing to work here, that's all that should matter to you.
- Employee: That...doesn't make any sense.
- Man: NO! I'm done. This is over. From now on, no more Mr. Nice Guy.
- Man: Fuck you, slut.