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    Boy meets girl
    Boy falls in love
    Girl doesn't

  • 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

July 14th, 2009

(Guest) Wow

I haven’t felt this emotionally vulnerable in a long time, and at first glance I’m worried about the consequences of writing this. Also at first glance: Girls will love this movie. Guys will feel as if their heart has been ripped from their bodies and converted into celluloid.

This movie cut me deep. At first glance it’s a pretty standard boy-meets-girl romcom with a cute trailer and lots of indie artists you’ll love on the soundtrack. And you get lots of indie music and happy joyous moments that make you remember all the happy joyous moments you’ve had with that one girl you still kinda can’t get over, who of course I met one summer, and I’m not going to say anymore lest she get freaked out and think I’m not over it. I am over it. But this movie does such a great job of capturing all the moments that happen from the time you first see her, through the courtship, the pain, the loss, the grief, how it fucks with your job, your life, and how you assign all these grand hopes and dreams to something that was never really anything at all, when you finally, inevitably accept that truth that it just wasn’t going to happen, and you can’t force it through willpower or wanting it enough or elaborately choreographed dance sequences even though her smile totally makes you want to break out into an elaborately choreographed dance sequence.

This movie, despite having a “this is totally fictional” disclaimer at the beginning, rang truer with me on an emotional level than anything I’ve ever seen. I didn’t cry. I’ve seen movies that have made me cry and the movie simply isn’t going for those emotional moments that make the tears well up. But when you first start swooning for a girl, and you try to make it into what you want, even though it’s only what it is… those are the moments that it captures, flawlessly and effortlessly. I don’t know what higher praise I can give than to say that the writing, acting, and direction of this film tell the story at such a level that it resonated with the very core of who I am as a formerly lovestruck guy in my early 20s, as I’m sure you can tell by the fact that I just sprayed emotion all over the page. If you’ve ever had feelings for someone, this movie is unmissable.

This post was submitted by Brian.

July 14th, 2009

(Guest) The way we always wished it was done

Caught a free screening of 500DOS today in NYC and, wow. I’ve been following the updates on this movie for months now, watched over a dozen talk show, interview, and radio appearances and I can truly say my confidence was 100% justified. Everything I wished I’d seen in romantic comedies before was opened with a new light of freshness and purity in 500DOS. Joe and Zooey shine through and the supporting actors are ‘perfectly adequate’ for their roles. From the writing, to the cinematography, the music, to the aesthetics, 500DOS came through. Overall, I would say it was better than Eternal Sunshine, and in the same ballpark as Garden State. I just can’t wait until it releases on DVD so I can watch it again, and again.

This post was submitted by Sean.

July 13th, 2009

Summer Scoops in NYC and an interview with Marc Webb

The Summer Scoops festival in NYC is featuring a screening of 500 Days of Summer tonight and yours truly will be in attendance—that is, if I’m able to get there on time. I’m flying into LaGuardia but the plane is over an hour late.

Whatever happens I’m even more excited for my interview tomorrow afternoon with director Marc Webb. Everything was organizaed at the last minute but i think it’s all going to come together. As a fan I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to interview someone responsible for such an amazing film. I’m looking for questions from the fans though so take advantage of me! Tweet me your questions @500daysofsummer or post a comment below!

Hope this turns out alright—first post from my phone. Also hope to meet some of u guys tonight!

Follow me on Twitter: I’ll keep you updated

July 11th, 2009

Wonderful Zooey Deschanel on Conan

So, so good to see Zooey Deschanel herself, not in character, on Conan O’Brien. Thanks to Megan for sending in this clip; I missed it when it aired the first time and this is must-see.

July 11th, 2009

500 Days of Summer Release Dates for Canada and USA

500 Days of Summer begins its limited release on Friday, July 17. Each following Friday more cities and theaters will be added. Browse the list below for the city nearest you.

Vent your praise or complaints in the comments following this post… maybe Fox Searchlight will hear you.

Friday, July 17th: 500 Days of Summer Opening Day

• Boston
• Chicago
• Dallas/Ft. Worth
• Los Angeles
• San Diego
• New York
• San Francisco
• Seattle
• Toronto canada-flag
• Washington, D.C.

Buy your ticket online now to reserve your seat!

Continue reading to see where 500 Days of Summer will be released on upcoming Fridays: July 24th, July 31st, and August 7th. Read More

July 11th, 2009

New Official (500) Days of Summer Poster for the UK

Empire has exclusively posted the UK poster and promo for 500 Days of Summer.

From Empire Online:

As you can tell from the fact that neither of those people is called Matthew McConaughey, this may be romantic(ish) but it’s an indie film rather than the usual sort of rom-com.

T-shirts on sale soon?

UK Promo for 500 Days of Summer

The poster follows, after the jump. Read More

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