Dynamic Duo

“I just want to make sure
                      that a million years from now
                                        I can still see you up close and
                                                         we’ll still have amazing things to say.”

Two of my favorite unconventional stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are coming together for a second time in the movie titled (500) Days of Summer, which will be released in August of this year. Their first film together Manic is not in our collection, but these titles that they star in separately are among my favorites:

alltherealgirlsIn All the Real Girls we meet Paul, played by Paul Schneider, a small town womanizer who’s slept with practically every girl in town, which hasn’t made him too popular. When his best friend Tip’s little sister, Noel, played by Zooey Deschanel, comes back home from boarding school it’s going to take a lot more than his boyishly good looks to win the girl. Paul learns some of life’s hardest lessons when it comes to dating a best friend’s sister and falling in love.

 Winter Passing reminds us that going back to the beginning can start the rest of your life. When you’re the daughter of two amazing yet unstable novelists you’ll find winterpassingany way to carve out a life for yourself. Independent actress Reese Holden, played by Zooey Deschanel, has just been asked to secure the love letters written between her two parents after her mother’s recent death, but going back home to get them will be harder than she can imagine. With a sheltered wannabe rocker and an ex-graduate English Rose occupying her father’s house, while her father lives in the garage, she sets off a dialogue years upon years in the making.

                                                                    

 “Until then, all I can do is wake up,
take a shower, with soap, and try to forgive myself.
If I can do that, then maybe others will  forgive
me too. 
I don’t know if that will happen, but I
guess
I’ll just have to work backwards
from there.”

 In the movie The Lookout Chris, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has a decision to make: to give in or to finally fight back. the_lookout_dvdChris Pratt had everything going for him…the girl, the social network, and he was the star of the high school hockey team, but after a tragic joy ride on a dark back road he is left with a brain injury that leaves all he has worked for behind. Now he works a menial job as a janitor at a local bank and goes to therapy to get his brain to process his memory until then he writes everything down in his notebook.  Coerced by an old school mate and the seductive Luvee Lemons, played by Isla Fisher, he gets sucked into a scheme to rob the bank of its fortunes.

brick1A modern day twist on film noir,  Brick tells the story of love, sex, drugs, and murder in the language the genre was original born in. Before finding his ex-girlfriend Emily dead, Brendan Frye, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is given four words that will lead him to the truth about her death and expose an underworld that Emily had found herself playing a part in: Brick, Tug, Frisco, and Pin.  Set in a high school setting Brendan must crawl through the social class system and discover how seedy high school can truly be.

One thought on “Dynamic Duo”

  1. I love these two actors, too! Thanks for the post! I also loved “The Lookout” and Gordon-Levitt is also sweet in my go-to pick-me-up “10 Things I Hate About You.” You can also check out Zooey’s song stylings with M. Ward on their She & Him cd!

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