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Now You Can Live In A Scene From “500 Days Of Summer”

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You already buy your coffee tables, pillows, couches, bookshelves, and meatballs from IKEA — are you ready to take the next step and buy your house there too? Ready or not, it will soon be an option: IKEA has teamed up with design firm Ideabox to produce eco-friendly prefabricated homes. The one-bedroom units are built with green materials, come fully furnished in IKEA design schemes, and are actually kind of a steal at $79,500. Obviously this is huge news for those of us who’ve been wanting to take our “500 Days Of Summer” roleplaying to the next level, but anyone who enjoys decorating their own space is probably going to take a pass.

How about you? Would you live in an IKEA house? [Babble]

Zooey Deschanel Says We’re “All Bitches”

“[‘500 Days Of Summer‘ was] actually very misunderstood. I can’t tell you how many guys, and girls, are like, ‘You did him wrong!’ What, she’s a bitch because she didn’t want to date that guy? So? Are we bitches because we have our own opinions? If that makes me a bitch, or that makes women bitches, then maybe we’re all bitches.”

Zooey Deschanel comes to the defense of manic pixie dreamgirls everywhere who got a bad reputation from the way her flick “500 Days Of Summer” ended. I definitely don’t understand why anyone would believe Summer was a “bitch” just because she fell in love with someone else. Anyway, between this comment to New York magazine and the angry letter Zooey wrote to Vogue magazine as a 17-year-old, I think I’ve found a new feminist in Hollywood! [New York] Keep reading »

“Quirky Girl”: The Other Side Of The Manic Pixie Dream Girl


The Manic Pixie Dream girl — every woman kinda sorta wishes she could be her, every guy kinda sort wants to bang her. Right? If you’ve got a festering love/hate relationship with Zooey Deschanel’s character in “(500) Days Of Summer” — and other relentlessly quirky girls like her — then you’ll appreciate this Funny Or Die spoof featuring Teresa Palmer and the drool-worthy Aaron Paul. Because sometimes quirky is just crazy. [Funny Or Die] Keep reading »

Is It OK To Write About An Ex For Revenge, A La “(500) Days Of Summer”?

From the beginning, screenwriter Scott Neustadter said “(500) Days of Summer” was not a love story. To celebrate the movie’s opening in the UK, Scott penned an article this week for the Daily Mail titled, “Revenge is Writing a Film About the Girl Who Dumped You.” In it, he dishes about his failed relationship with Jenny Beckman. Remember the disclaimer in the opening credits? “Any resemblance to people living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you, Jenny Beckman. Bitch.” Scott is still pleading the fifth about whether or not his ex’s real name is Jenny Beckman. I hope for her sake, it’s not.

But something in his essay really struck me. He says that writing the movie, a thinly veiled account of his doomed relationship with Jenny, actually felt good. Keep reading »

The “(500) Days Of Summer” Reunion Bank Dance

I’m off next week for a much needed vacation — Costa Rica! Surfing! Yoga! Beer! — leaving The Frisky in the very capable hands of your regular bloggers. Consider this video my parting gift. There’s a dance sequence in “(500) Days Of Summer,” in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt is so high on life that he dances through the streets of L.A., but Zooey Deschanel‘s own sweet moves were absent. On his website, hitRECord.org, Joe posted this video and wrote:

I mean, it really felt a bit wrong — Zooey’s born for musical numbers, and the one day she wasn’t on set, we go and shoot a musical number? The wrong had to be righted. So when it came time to start promoting the movie, we had the idea to kill two birds with one stone…. It’s a work of art in its own right. And to me, it seems like so much more effective an endorsement of the movie than any interview or fashion shoot…. Plus it was about as purely fun a day on a set as I’ve ever had. Hope you like it!

I like it so much, I am overlooking the fact that JGL still hasn’t responded to my Twitter date invite. Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: “(500) Days Of Summer”

Starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Full disclosure. I knew I was going to be in love with this movie before I even saw it. Typically, this kind of over-hyping would cause me to end up being disappointed — “Marie Antoinette” directed by Sofia Coppola suffered this fate — but not so. I laughed, I cried, and Ryan Gosling, poor thing, has been usurped by the wonderfulness that is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I know, I can’t believe it either.
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