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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About Jess Huddleston

Jess (@JessHuddles) is the music mama and song savvy nut of in a nutshell. Since she was young, Jess has noticed new acts, harassed people to find out what tune is playing and asked everyone to repeat themselves because she's plugged in. After completing a journalism degree at Carleton University, Jess stepped into the world of communications, music publicity and magazine writing, while still making time each day to share sounds. Although this funny gal also has a strong passion for fashion and all things pop culture, you're most likely to hear her rave that a particular song or album will "change your life." * Bad Habit: Smart Food. * Favourite Food: Avocado everything. * Favourite Restaurant: La Carnita. * Wine of Choice: Merlot. * Favourite Band/Artist(s): The Boss, Ryan Adams, The Walkmen, Band of Horses. * Favourite Song: All Springsteen songs, "Sweet Thing" by Van Morrison, “Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John, "I Go To The Barn" by Band of Horses and "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding. * Fashion Icon: Emily Weiss. * Favourite Movie: Only You, Forrest Gump, The Departed. * TV series: Breaking Bad or Friends. * Sport: Basketball and Soccer. * Team: Duke... but, realistically, Florida. * Blackberry or Iphone: iPhone. * Favourite Books: The Great Gatsby, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and all Kerouac.

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