Originally Posted by WishEllis
gosh, the clothes were Ok (I do agree about the Puma suit lameness), but I can't believe you guys liked this movie. It was incredibly superficial, no? It's straight from the Apatow mould - emo/lazy guy finds self validation (and career success) via vehicle of completely one-dimensional female character who 'just doesn't get his true depths'. Zooey's character was completely unexplored, we were just meant to see her as a means for the guy to progress through the seasons, as it were. And its redemptive take on LA ('look up and you see the beauty') was awful. It didn't seem to know the city at all. Still, Zooey is very pretty, no doubt. I once saw her making out with Giovanni Ribisi in the Ralphs in Silverlake. It made me sad.
First of all, let's agree that movie appreciation is subjective. Second, I agree with your criticisms of the film. And here's the New Yorker capsule review: "For a movie about heartfelt connections, its characters have no depth or substance; for one about love, it has no chemistry or spontaneity; the action takes place in Los Angeles, though we see almost none of it; and a reference to “The Graduate” does the film no favors. Forcedly cute, clumsily mechanical, overdetermined, and undernourished, this ostensibly soulful romance is a plastic void."