July 18, 2010

500 Days of Summer

A nice feel-good romantic movie.

But it occurred to me that it's so typical for a movie to be made where the characters 'fall in love' with each other based on their physical attractiveness only.

Clearly, Hollywood stars possess that (good looks) in plenty and it's sort of 'understandable' when they thus fall in love.

But I was wondering about the real world and how folks fall in love.

I think a preeminent factor tends to be carriers. Someone who is a doctor in a hospital might fall in love with another doctor ... since they work together.

Similar hobbies can bring people together. Whether it's books/literature or music or space or science or some other such thing.

People need to have some sort of common political/historical/sociological outlook too to have a lasting relationship ... I mean, if one partner still believes that Lenin was the best thing that ever happened in all human history, then it would be better if the other partner believes that too. Then they can perhaps live happily ever after.

My point broadly is that somehow movies don't tend to reflect the complexity of real life. Well, I guess they can't do that ... since real life is a lot longer than one and a half hours ...

I didn't understand the female character of this particular movie though. She says at the beginning that she wants a non-serious relationship and so the guy agrees though he wanted a serious relationship himself. And towards the end of the movie, the girl ditches the guy and marries another ... dude? And her explanation to the guy was that she never felt sure about him ...

That left me wondering??????????????

So, is it that the guy should have insisted to her that he wanted a serious relationship and wanted to marry her ... I mean, are all females like that? Do they say one thing and mean another thing altogether???

Mysterious ...

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