The first time I did The Scene was a few months ago in which I wrote about one of my favourite scenes from my all time favourite movie Great Expectations. You can read it here. So I'm starting up the...well...you can call it feature...but I'm gonna change things up. I won't necessarily highlight favourites...it could simply be a scene that stood out and got my attention good or bad. Warning...SPOILERS UP AHEAD
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
I can't quite find a clip for it, but the above will do. Clips are after all hard to come by. Even the quotes for the exact scene are not really out there. Anyhow the scene I'm talking about is the bench scene, near the end of the movie. Summer is a married woman and Tom asks her how this could be? Because how could a girl who did not believe in love...fall in love and get married...to another man (not Tom, even though he was head over heels for her). And this was said...
Summer: I woke up one morning and I just knew.
Tom: Knew what?
Summer: What I was never sure of with you.
Ouch right. She practically punched him in the gut...which was evident by him looking at her shocked and subsequently turning away. Hurt...that she had been the ONE for him...and finding out for the first time he had never been for her...he says something along the lines of...It sucked realizing that everything you believe (Love...and the whole the One and soulmate thing) in is complete bullshit. To which she says that he was right...to believe those things...he was just not right about her.
I just love this scene...which I have mention once in this blog before that I just love the truths that came out… just the simple heartbreaking truths of their relationship in that scene…were just cutting…though it wasn’t intended to be malicious, but its just the nature of how truths can be. And I love the reaction to those truths that played out on Tom's face. You just see all the hurt...and I love Summer's honesty...she really does have an almost childlike honesty to her...truly...I thought Tom needed those truth...the other perspective of their relationship in order for him to move on. Because lets face it just because you think someone's the ONE for you...doesn't mean that someone think you are the ONE for them...you might just be the second best they're settling for, for the moment. And even if you really think you're the ONE for each other...have you really sort out everything out there to know its the perfect fit...for sure. I know it sucks right. Another reason why I love the movie and this scene... is that they managed to put these bleak notions in a lighter and colourful and "enjoyable" manner...instead of being overly deary and metaphoric.