The Broadway Cinema Mystery Film event, was a staff choice film screening of a film they felt “deserved to be (re)discovered on the big screen”. This month’s Mystery Film was the beloved 2009 rom-com “500 Days of Summer” directed by Marc Webb about love and fate. Tom a young greeting card copywriter and hopeless romantic is searching for the girl of his dreams and meets Summer Finn, his new coworker, who he believes could be “the one”. However, being that Summer does not believe in love and relationships the film goes through a 500 day recap of their relationship as Tom tries to uncover and figure out what went wrong.
The director and film took a new twist on relationships and love that mainstream rom-coms tended to avoid. By pointing out issues, such as; how you cannot force somebody to love you, your expectations will never be the same as reality, not ignoring the signs of a broken relationship, not diving into a relationship if you are not on the same page, not letting your happiness being dependent on another individual and there are always two sides and feelings in a relationship.
The film left me concluding that when you know you don’t want to be with someone, don’t force it, just for the fun of it. Especially when you know the person is more invested in you than you are in them. It’s not worth the heartbreak.
There was an overall audience appeal for the film with many laughs, smiles and an all round enjoyment; it was definitely a crowd pleaser. Overall, the event was a success and definitely one to try out.
The Broadway Mystery Film event runs every month with the next mystery film screening on Friday 15th July at 19:30. “500 Days of Summer” is available to watch on various streaming platforms such as; Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, YouTube and Google Play Movies & TV.
On 28 June 2022, 15:08 Olivia Wyatt Kickstart commented:
Thank you for this great review!
500 Days of Summer is one of my favourite films! I'm interested in your opinion of Broadway as a space and experience. Mainly, how did you feel about the prospect of attending a screening of an unknown film? Also, i've never been to Broadway and would love to know anything you think to note about the space before I visit :)
On 15 July 2022, 13:22 Tom Inniss Voice Team commented:
I love this idea! It's very similar to what we do with Voice Retrospects – bringing old classics back to the forefront for a new audience to enjoy.
That said, 500 Days of Summer is one that's been on my list for years and I've never gotten around to it...
Will you go again?
On 15 July 2022, 18:59 Emmanuella Taiwo Local Reviewer commented:
I really enjoyed the anticipation and uncertainty of not knowing what was going to be on and then getting a happy surprise so would definitely go again!