Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present to you an iPhone commercial starring the actress, singer, and human cardigan Zooey Deschanel. Is it an effective commercial? Possibly – if you’re swayed by “cute” women doing “impossibly cute” things while wearing pajamas and ordering tomato soup (really? you’re getting tomato soup delivered?) from their iPhones. But if you’re one of the increasing number of people who are wondering just when the Adorable Train is finally going to arrive at its logical destination – that she might one day stop with the Pollyanna routine – this is kind of a slap in the face.
Having spent a number of years pining for Zooey in some sort of misguided attempt at projecting emo-boy fantasies of a girlfriend who could play the ukelele and wear dresses all of the time it’s somewhat trite and annoying to see Zo-dog Millionaire still playing the same Manic Pixie Dream Girl routine. And then there’s this:
Of course it’s fucking raining. Look out of the window. Honestly.