Thursday, July 30, 2009

Coincidence...or Fate?

Having just seen (500) Days of Summer, I found it amusing that, in the space of a city block, I pass a man smoking pot in the shadows of the bushes by his stoop, and then an office building wherein the security guard was watching Weeds with his laptop.

I don't believe in fate because it interferes too much with free will. I do believe in Infinity and Serendipity. The first being the sum total of all occurrences, and the second being the chance that any one of those occurrences happening to you. You can affect both through your own actions. A job, or love/heartache, isn't likely to find you if you sit in your apartment all day. None of this is particularly original, nor does it explain why I was the only one laughing at more than six scenes of this movie. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and I was surprised by how much I had felt in my own life on both sides of the relationship. Damn good job.

I would recommend this movie to any man, but not necessarily to any couple. I am not sure how well this would resonate with a woman seeking solace. Anyone married to their college girlfriend would not appreciate this the way I did. Also, such people cheated at life. Yeah, I said it.


Von said...

And I hear the soundtrack is fantastic.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A job, or love/heartache, isn't likely to find you if you sit in your apartment all day.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

but the zombies will.

O yes.

Chuckles said...

I will admit that, yes, the zombies will indeed find you in your apartment.

Chuckles said...

I am a little worried that the movie might get too much out of its soundtrack, like Garden State did, except for the minor difference that it is better than Garden State. Garden State was fine, but this was better. Less forced, more organic.

I should be ashamed of that last sentence.

Kathleen said...

I don't believe in Serendipity. That movie sucked balls.