(500) Days of Summer.. or is it Jenny Beckman?!

This is not really a movie review because I haven't seen it and I'm dying to watch it.

Since I haven't and can't see this yet, I settled on just reading the screenplay. Of all the screenplays I read, the first fw pages caught my eye and my curiosity. There's the standard disclaimer: "NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS A WORK OF FICTION. ANY RESEMBLANCE TO PERSONS LIVING OR DEAD IS PURELY COINCIDENTAL." Followed by.. "ESPECIALLY YOU JENNY BECKMAN." Next page.. "BITCH." Naturally, I laughed out loud and got me thinking, "who the hell is this Jenny Beckman?"

So who really is this Jenny Beckman? For the sake of this movie review or rather "not a movie review" I will tell all of you.

Well, one of the writers said that he wrote the screenplay based on his relationship with this girl. The writer even shared the the screenplay to "Jenny" to read. She then responded to him that she liked it coz she can relate to Tom's character. This bit made me laughed so hard. She actually didn't see the character of Summer was in any way based on her. So "Jenny Beckman" is an actual/living person this movie is based on but I doubt that's her real name.
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About Febbe

I was born in Toledo City but moved to Lapu-Lapu City at a very young age. Grew up, attended school and now, still lives there. She loves movies and saw a little too many. She also watches a lot of crappy tv shows. For some reason, she thinks its relevant to mention that. She played damath and chess on her primary school years. She won games and was sent to other schools to compete. This has turned out to be completely and utterly useless. Now, she's writing about herself in the 3rd person. What's up with that?! LoL! Peace out!


kendi said...

hello febbe! where did you find these movies? have you seen them jud? me wants to!

we live in the same island btw! :)

The Bored One said...

oh hi kendi! ya.. have seen 'em all. such a dork no? all i do is watch movies. seriously. :D

kendi said...

i learn a lot from books and movies. where did you find copies of 'em? thanks for visiting. will keep dropping by to check 'your' movies. :D

The Bored One said...

hahahaha it's not MY movies.. wish i can make one.. hehe

i get it from wherever i can get 'em.. download. stream. buy. rent. festivals. cinema. if a movie is showing i'm there. lol!

did you happen to be in ayala pag cine europa? hehe i was there. of course. australian film fest is coming up. still no date though. but i'm waiting for announcements.

and oh! i love your blog btw. keep writing. =)

kendi said...

in a way you own them after seeing them, that's why i wanted to use the word "my." hehe.

yes, i watched a few movies during the cine europa film fest, groggy and all that after work. naning kaayo basta makakita lang. oh, so there's another film fest? that's great!

haven't been writing much, but there's something on cue for this month. hopefully will wrap things up and post asap. :D

The Bored One said...

nice nice.. i'm looking forward to reading it. i think you're a great writer. nice blog too. oh right, already said that. hehe. well i love your art. o_O

what movie/s did you see?

i saw.. the french one. i love marion cotillard. lol! i wanna see the duchess but we didn't get in. :( its okay, already saw it. just wanna show it sa akong kuyog. oh well..

kendi said...

oh i'm not even half as good as my lil sis. :)

i saw A Christmas Story and The Guy in the Grave Next Door. just those two, tough sked at work. tsk tsk.

i think Love is All is nice, overheard foreigners (who speak really good bisaya) talk about it. hehe. at least naa kay kuyog, ako kay naa pero gibiyaan rako sa sinehan. hahaha.

The Bored One said...

i just saw your plurks.. invited you. and sorry for internet stalking you. :))

you saw the movie i saw! we have sooo much to talk about! lol.

ya i saw "love is all". its a lot like.. mmmm.. can't remember what it was called.. "love actually"! don't know what was made first so the other one's pretty much a copy of the other. "a christmas story".. is the story of saint nick? we saw that one.

and i noticed you quoted lenka.. i love lenka!! =))

kendi said...

just read this. haha! ok ra uy. my plurk's pathetic. hehe. kinda thought Love is All is after all, like Love Actually. or i guess, Paris, Je'taime.

natakdan nako nimo sige tan-aw ug movies. :)

The Bored One said...

lol!! that's okay. movies are our escape from cruelly trivial life. maybe just for me. oh well.. :))

zhequia said...

500 days.


ahhhh love!
love lurve it! :D