Once upon a time I was a movie critic.
I did movie critic-ish things, like watch movies all the time, debate those movies endlessly, and write analyses. I wasn't a great movie critic, but I liked it. After I started blogging and had El Guille, I shed that part of me; it sits in the corner occasionally popping out when I want to make Uwe Boll jokes. (Besides, there are hundreds of better critics out there than I ever was or could have ever been.)
Today was a rare day, I got to see two movies and actually see them in a theater.
And then I saw (500) Days of Summer
And then my world turned upside down, which is what a film should do. I fell for this movie hard. It's movies like (500) Days that make me want to go back and watch movie after movie just to have another experience like that one. That's WHY we watch The Proposals of this world, why we watch Failure to Launch, How to Lose a Guy, Hitch, The Wedding Planner, and a zillion other pathetic, awful excuses for romantic films because every once in a while they make a movie like this, and it makes movies worth seeing again.