(500) Days Of Summer

 (4,244)7.71 h 35 min2009X-RayPG-13
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.
Marc Webb
Joseph Gordon-LevittZooey Deschanel
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Veronica BrooksScott HymanMason NovickJessica TuchinskyMark WatersSteven J. Wolfe
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2020
4.0 out of 5 starsCan a man with an obsessive personality get over a woman?
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At the start of the movie it says that “This is not a love story” and it’s not. It’s a story about Joseph Gordon-Levitt who plays Tom and Zooey Deschanel who played Summer. She didn’t want a serious relationship, but he totally fell for her. The movie is about how a man with an obsessive personality deals with loss.

The movie plays upon Tom’s obsession running into reality. When Summer eventually called it off with him his whole world collapsed because he could only think about her as his dream girl and not her as a real person. The question is can he ever get over her and pull his life together? That might sound very depressing and there is plenty of that in this film as it shifts back in forth between the 500 days that he knew her, but there’s also romance and some laughs. Obviously that means this movie isn’t for everyone because a lot of people won’t want to see a story like this but it is worthwhile.
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Roger MillerReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the best movies I've seen in the last 20 years
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One of the best movies I've seen in the last 20 years. I'm a big fan of Joseph Gordon Levitt and I loved Zooey Deschanel when she was one-half of the duo "She and Him" ... so for me this was a total delight. It also reminded me, in every minute of the movie, what I went through when my wife and I broke up in the mid-1990s. Such a sweet, poignant movie. I am so grateful to have been able to watch it!

Thank you so much for this beautiful picture!

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HannahReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsBroken Hearted? Try this
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Let me tell you a story. When I was 15 (ish) I had my first boyfriend named Frylan and this MF cheated on me and then broke up with me. And let me tell YOU, I was pretty sad. So I watched this movie on repeat until I felt better. It's NOT an upper, but it is a good breakup movie with a pretty good message. Also, good music and shot in an interesting way. This is Zoeey Deschanel b/f new girl and she is more likeable.
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Charlotte WoodReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsAnything less than 5 stars is a lie
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I have watched this movie so many times i have it memorized.
I love that this 'love movie' is from a male perspective, and the female character is the one who does not want a relationship.
Honestly this is done so well, such a cute movie, perfect ending, and overall a wonderful cinematic production that has been unmatched thus far.

If you're going through a break up, or just need some general motivation for life and moving on, this is a perfect movie for you--and for everyone.
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Christina ReynoldsReviewed in the United States on July 18, 2020
4.0 out of 5 starsA "feel good" film with no surprises - A must see!
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(500) Days Of Summer, directed by Marc Webb is based off an original screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber; the story is told through the eyes of Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), whom narrates the memories of a relationship previously shared with a woman named Summer (Zooey Deschanel).

The most unique feature about this films is the narration - it is told in a non-linear format with events taking place between day '1' of meeting Summer and day 500. On most occasions this may seem rather annoying, but we are told at the very beginning of the film that this isn't a love story; since it's been spoiled for us all, we can only ask ourselves: How does the director expect us to pay attention? The storytelling is clear enough that the story is easy to follow, but 'jumbled' enough that the audience can still have a natural curiosity about what is to come next. If this was told in a linear fashion this film would have been, for a lack of better words: exhaustingly boring.

The story-telling format does something else for the audience: It brings this story to the ground and makes it flow more naturally; 500 days is both a long and short amount of time - and anyone that has been in an intimate relationship can tell you that. We are told just enough to be invested in Tom and Summer's relationship (and, it's a believable relationship) while being in the dark about what could be tiny nuances that would have dragged their story in no particular direction. By the end of the story most people can relate to Tom and/or Summer, and that's something that many romantic comedies can't really brag about.

By the end of the film, the audience will feel like they just watched a play end (that, optimistically enough, could lead right in to another one, if the director wanted it ito.....) and despite not ending the way a typical romance ends - it feels...concluded. Done. It just feels....right.
Cheesy movie? Absolutely. Abso-freaking-lutely.
This is a "feel good" film that anyone can draw enjoyment out of watching at least once in their lives with no excitement and zero surprises - and sometimes, that's just the kind of film that we need.

I would recommend!
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VReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2020
2.0 out of 5 starsoutdated movie
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This movie is stylistically pleasant, but its storyline is extremely dated and misogynistic. In the end, this is a movie for the 'nice guy' to exercise his grievances against the woman who hurt him, while refusing to examine his own behaviors. Its message is extremely tired, as is its dialogue. It does well at representing the inner turmoils that relationships bring, but the struggles which its lead surmounts are nonetheless shallow and trite. The movie would like you believe that it is a profound discourse of modern relationships, but in reality it is cliche and medieval.

If you're looking for a representation of the dysfunctions of 2000s heterosexual relationships, then this is for you. But be prepared to roll your eyes.
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Jay BazzinottiReviewed in the United States on December 24, 2019
2.0 out of 5 starsdisappointing
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I watched this movie because I have a huge crush on Zooey Deschanel but the story is weak and stupid. She's the bad guy no matter what and Josh Gordon-Leavitt is a patsy. That the movie can be resolved in less than three minutes in the final scene is total "Deus ex Machina" and in the end, you want the 90 minutes back you spent watching this train wreck. It's not funny. It's not enlightening. It's not romantic. There is no redemption. There is nothing uplifting. It's about a sucker being conned by a heartless bitch who gets away with it.
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sixthreezyReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars500 Days of Summer - Non-Linear Rom-Comedy
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If you're like me, you don't just watch any romantic comedy. Personally, I only watched this one because it had both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. It proves to be much more of a dark comedy than I think it intends to be, but watching it again definitely made me realize I'm a lot older than I was when this came out. Both characters are incredibly selfish and want their own things, and force each other's worldview on each other in passive, sometimes aggressive ways. Despite all of this, Joe and Zooey really make this movie a delight to watch.

The director Marc Webb is fortunate to have such a good cast in this film, because I don't feel it would have worked without them. However, I do think some if not most of the movie is tailored to the styles of both leading actors. They state in Special Features that they've worked with each other in the past and are good friends. It makes sense considering both of their personalities, but also shows in the chemistry that they have on-screen. What I didn't care for this second-time around was the way that both have a dark side.

Tom is very pessimistic, and seems to at times lack common sense. One scene in particular that stood out to me is when they are in IKEA, and he is the first to play pretend house with the furniture. It really goes to show his sensibilities when it comes to relationships, and he's projecting this reality on Zooey. Zooey throughout the film challenges Tom's willpower, which I found extremely more frustrating than charming on this viewing. She asks a lot of questions and pushes Tom to see how far he will go, almost knowing that he's falling in love with her despite her wishes.

Something about this annoyed me, but I think it's due to watching this film at an age where you're looking back at yourself in this. It's not current, or how you see relationships even now 10 years later. So what I found appreciation for is the phenomenal soundtrack, which is unsurprising considering the director's music video history, as well as the main two cast members. Clark Gregg also has a small role as the boss of the greeting card company that Tom works for, and has a few pretty funny scenes. The non-linear way in which the story is told makes it a unique romantic comedy that works in a lot of ways, despite maybe seeing the worst in the characters.

It's a testament to the acting ability of both and their chemistry, and maybe the second viewing is supposed to feel more chaotic. The Summer Effect was in full force after her yearbook stated that she painted her life with chaos, so it's fitting that their 500 day fling was chaotic at least. It's a charming movie about two young people who fall in love in their own ideal ways and learn more about themselves than each other in the process. I also enjoyed the theory that Summer was not actually present in the park during the last scene, and it was a mental moment for Tom like the parade scene.

Throughout the Special Features and commentary, one of the two writers loves to differentiate himself from the group by having absurd opinions. Some of the moments featured from throughout the film are from his alleged life, and he has very personal ties to them. So much so, that he insists certain assumptions are true throughout the movie because he cannot separate his life from the film. It comes to a head a few times in the commentary to a point in which all involved argue about the intentions of the scene. It's kind of funny to listen to, but somewhat not surprising that I was seeing the same in the character Tom throughout the film. Despite all of that, (500) Days of Summer is a great romantic comedy that I'd recommend to any fans of the two main stars, as well as folks who enjoy unique takes on overdone genres like the rom-com.

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