I’m a mess of unfinished thoughts.
How could I leave Prim, who is the only person in the world I’m certain I love?
Are you lonely? Why would I be lonely? Cause you’re sad. Have you lost something? A friend..
#no one realizes the significance of this #the point of this movie is not that you will find another love #it’s that douches like tom will keep falling into the cycle of chasing a manic pixie dream girl #and probably think that she’s the one #but guess what? just because you listen to the same music or because she has a cute name #doesn’t mean that you’re meant for each other #500 days of summer the most misunderstood hipster hit the world has ever seen
And let’s talk about the fact that Joseph Gordon Levitt himself said the point of the movie is not so you’d feel bad for him and fall in love with him, it’s so you’d realize how selfish some people are.
Actual quote from him from an interview:
The (500) Days of Summer attitude of ‘He wants you so bad’ seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is.”
"He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.”
YES. Reasons why I love this movie so much
notes to self:
- people who don’t care about you, no matter how much you care about them, aren’t worth your energy so let them go
- choosing to be happy does not mean ignoring the sadness and pain that demand to be felt
- probably the best thing you can do for yourself is to refuse to be embarrassed or ashamed of any part of you
cutepjs: #hi there#just a friendly reminder#that damon was tortured#daily#FOR YEARS#he had his eyes pierced and his organs cut out#all of this while being injected with vervain#and having only a glass of blood per day#and still#he would have chosen to become a vampire#and go through all of that pain again#if it meant he would meet elena#LOL GOODBYE FRIENDS IT WAS FUN
“Too many guys think I’m a concept, or I complete them, or I’m gonna make them alive. But I’m just a fucked-up girl who’s lookin’ for my own peace of mind; don’t assign me yours.” - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)