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  • When Tom, a hapless greeting card copywriter and hopeless romantic, is blindsided after his girlfriend summer dumps him, he shifts back and forth through various periods of their 500 days "together" to try to figure out where things went wrong. His reflections ultimately lead him to finally rediscover his true passions in life.

  • Directed by: Marc Webb
    Wirtten by: Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber
    Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg, Minka Kelly, Matthew Gray Gubler, Rachel Boston, Geoffrey Arend, Chloe Moritz
    Producers: Jessica Tuchinsky, Mary Waters, Steven Wolfe, Mason Novick

  • This post modern love story is never what we expect it to be -- It's thorny yet exhilarating, funny and sad, a twisted journey of highs and lows that doesn't quite go where we think it will.

    Release Date: July 17, 2009

February 23rd, 2009

500 Days of Summer preview in the 2009 Academy Awards

If you stayed up late enough to watch the credits of the 2009 Academy Awards you would have caught a small preview of 500 Days. No new footage from the film, but it was nice to see 500 Days of Summer listed as a “film to watch.”

Here’s the end of the show if you missed it. 500 Days comes on at 1:10.

February 19th, 2009

500 Days of Summer To Be Released One Week Earlier

If you knew you just couldn’t wait until July 24th for 500 Days of Summer, this news will surely brighten your day! Word has come out that the release date has been moved to Friday, July 17th, one week earlier.

Director Marc Webb’s wonderful romantic comedy that became a Sundance sensation this year was initially scheduled for release on July 24th, but Fox Searchlight has moved up its release by one week. Don’t worry too much, it’ll probably open limited on the 17th and expand further throughout late July and early August. – Read more at

Is this good news or what?

February 15th, 2009

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel Comic

Jamie from What A Kerfuffle!, an art blog, drew this fantastic comic rendering of Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The original photo is from the Fox Searchlight website for the film. Great job, Jamie.

Make sure to view the comic in full-size to really enjoy it.

February 13th, 2009

500 Days of Summer coming to South by Southwest 2009

SXSW 09 has just announced their lineup of features “to write home about” yesterday. A bunch of new films were just added, most notably 500 Days of Summer. The film is listed as “Closing Night, Spotlight Premiere”.

The South by Southwest Film Festival is March 13-21 in Austin, Texas. Check out the full lineup, and if you’re interested in attending the festival, act quickly because rates go up tomorrow.

Update: The screening schedule has just been posted for SXSW. 500 Days of Summer will screen at 6:30 PM, Saturday March 21st.

February 7th, 2009

The inspiration for the 500 Days of Summer teaser trailer

If you haven’t watched the (500) Days of Summer teaser trailer, what are you doing here? Click that link to watch it now.

Fox Searchlight has linked to the trailer Jean Luc-Goddard’s 1963 classic LE MÉPRIS, (or “CONTEMPT” in English,) and has said that it was the inspiration for the 500 Days of Summer teaser trailer. I wonder who put together the teaser and who was first inspired by CONTEMPT.

There are definitely a lot of key similarities in both trailers. Check out the trailer for CONTEMPT below.

The narration in the trailer for CONTEMPT is a little eerie at times and I suppose the narration for the 500 Days teaser is quite unique as well. I wonder how the 500 Days teaser would sound with Zooey Deschanel and Joe Gordon-Levitt doing the narration.

What kind of similarities do you see?

February 7th, 2009

A quick photo from Entertainment Weekly

(via RetroPop)

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