If Harry Potter is not your kinda guy, then perhaps check out (500) Days of Summer, the new romantic comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. It's one of the better-reviewed movies of the year and certainly the best-reviewed romantic comedy, like, since, Annie Hall. It's opening on only 27 screens (vs. 4,325 for Potter 6), but see if it's playing near you.
"...enchantingly original and romantic..."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
— A. O. Scott, New York Times
"Boy meets girl, boy loses girl. It’s been done to emo death. That’s why the sublimely smart-sexy-joyful-sad (500) Days of Summer hits you like a blast of pure romantic oxygen."
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"While perhaps a tad too quirky for its own good, this is still one of the best, most insightful romantic comedies in a very long time."
— Bill Gibron, filmcritic.com
"...it's hard to imagine a more delightful, witty, well-acted and inventive comedy hitting screens this year."
— Claudia Puig, USA Today Posted 07.17.09 by reelz