(500) Days of Summer (2009) (part 6 of 10)

And now it’s Day 118. Tom’s wise, precocious sister Rachel is back, and she and Tom are sitting in the bleachers during one of Rachel’s soccer practices.

Tom needs the kind of sage advice that only a 12 year old can provide, specifically about something important he wants to ask Summer. He’s afraid that asking this question will be the “kiss of death” for their relationship, and likens it to saying “I love you.”

Rachel knows what he means, because it’s just like what happened between her and “Sean”. Have you noticed yet how she’s wise beyond her years? She says it’s obvious Tom wants to ask this question, but is just afraid of the answer he’ll get. Well, yes, of course it’s obvious he wants to ask this question; that’s why he came to her to talk about it in the first place, right?

(500) Days of Summer (2009) (part 6 of 10)

Rachel says he’d better ask soon, before Summer ends up with “Lars from Norway”. According to her, Lars is some hypothetical guy Summer will meet at the gym, with “Brad Pitt’s face and Jesus’ abs”. Wow, she is way out there. I think reading her dream journal might actually be interesting.

The coach calls Rachel out on the field, but Tom is all panicked, and he yells at the coach, “We’re not done!” But Rachel runs off anyway, and before she goes, she tells Tom not to be a “pussy”. Charming. Does she kiss Taylor Lautner on the cover of Tiger Beat with that mouth?

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