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Then I watched a bit of 500 Days of Summer . I recently read a snippet of an interview with JGL where he gave his explanation of the film and it has helped me truly understand the film. I used to be like a lot of people, blaming Summer for their relationship's demise and found her actions selfish. But really, Tom's expectations were unrealistic. I think this is a beautiful film, especially now that I'm viewing it from a perspective that the director intended.
"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," he concluded. "That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person."
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