Unformatted text preview: Jake Unger 4/14/10 COMM 546: 500 Days of Summer While 500 Days of Summer is certainly a romantic comedy, it does not follow the classic structure of a rom-com, where boy meets girl, boy looses girl, and boy ultimately gets girl in the end ( www.associatedcontent.com ). While the majority of romantic comedies follow this structure dating back to the romantic comedy’s emergence from screwball comedies in the early 1930’s with films like Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights , and It Happened One Night , 500 Days of Summer employs a postmodern take on the traditional romantic comedy). 500 Days of Summer is in a similar vein as films such as Annie Hall , High Fidelity , and Say Anything where a young males intimately narrates an audience through their modern romantic experience through “whip-smart writing that meditates on remarkably mature notions of love” (http://www.thetop13.com/romantic-comedies-L80/). This almost sub-genre where John Cusack thrives, “have educated a generation of young males in a specific post-Redford kind of...
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