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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

500 Days of Summer Quotes from the Trailer

The 500 Days of Summer trailer was recently released and it contained some great quotes from 500 Days of Summer. I thought I’d post a few of them here but I ended up just transcribing the entire trailer!

Continue reading to read all the quotes from the 500 Days of Summer trailer.


As “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths is playing through Tom’s headphones

Summer: I love The Smiths.

Tom: [takes off headphones] Sorry?

Summer: I said I love The Smiths. You– you have a good taste in music.

Tom: You like The Smiths?

Summer: Yeah. “To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die.” I love ‘em.

[the elevator arrives and Summer gets off]

Tom: Holy.


Narrator: This is a story of boy meets girl. The boy, Tom Hansen, grew up believing that he’d never truly be happy until the day he met the one. The girl, Summer Finn, did not share this belief. You should know up front this is not a love story.


Summer: I think we should stop seeing each other.

[cut to Tom's apartment(?)]

Tom’s sister: Just like that?

Tom: Just like that.

Tom’s sister: Start from the beginning and tell us what happened.


[Day (1)]

Tom’s Co-worker: I tried to talk to her in the coffee room she’s totally not having it.

Tom: Maybe she was just in a hurry.

Tom’s Co-worker: And maybe she’s an uppity, better-than-everyone super skank.


[Day (8)]

Tom: In college they called me perfectly adequate Hansen.

Summer: They used to call me anal girl.

[Tom spits out his drink]

Summer: I was very neat and organized.


[Day ()]

Tom’s Co-worker: So do you have a boyfriend?

Summer: No. Who needs it? We’re young, might as well have fun while we can.

Tom: Wait. What happens if you fall in love?

Summer: Love. You don’t believe in that. Do you?

Tom: What. It’s love, not Santa Claus.


Tom: I think it’s official. I’m in love with Summer. I love how she makes me feel.


Tom: Did you ever even have a boyfriend?

Summer: Of course.

Tom: What happened, why didn’t they work out?

Summer: What always happens? Life.


Summer: Get over her.

Tom: I don’t want to get over her. I want to get her back.


Summer: We’ve been like Sid and Nancy for months now.

Tom: We have some disagreements but I hardly think I’m Sid Vicious.

Summer: No I’m Sid.

Tom: Oh, so I’m Nancy.

Check out the songs from the 500 Days of Summer trailer too!

What do you think? 76 comments

  1. This looks wonderful and I can’t wait to see it. 2009 version of Harry met Sally! The boy from 3rd Rock really grew up!

    Rachel on Mar 4, 2009

  2. does anyone know the name of the song that plays at the end of the new trailer?

    jackie on Mar 4, 2009

  3. it is “Vagabond” by WolfMother

    zspice on Mar 8, 2009

  4. what is the quote at the end of the movie when they’re sitting on the bench? Something about waking up and knowing everything I wasn’t sure of with you…

    Kerry on Jul 27, 2009

  5. one of my favorite quotes is from when they are in ikea

    Tom: “Darling I don’t know how to tell you this…there is a chinese family in our bathroom.”

    Cheyenne on Jul 28, 2009

  6. Kerry – I’m looking for that SAME quote. Anyone know it? I wish I could download a copy of the script…

    Emily on Jul 30, 2009

  7. 4&6: Ah I’ve been looking for that exact quote! I found this site so I am hoping someone will add the quote there soon: http://500daysquotes.com

    Busy on Jul 30, 2009

  8. Summer: “One day I woke up and I just knew.”
    Tom: “Knew what?”
    Summer: “What I was never sure of with you.”

    Or something like that…

    Kegan on Jul 30, 2009

  9. Summer: “One day I woke up and I just knew.”
    Tom: “Knew what?”
    Summer: What I was never sure of when I was with you

    Samantha on Aug 3, 2009

  10. I saw this movie. It was FANTASTIC. It reminded me of my my first romance. When he left the party, I was almost crying. He did such a good job capturing the pain and anguish you feel when you are dumped and can never really figure out why.

    David on Aug 3, 2009

  11. “color my life with the chaos of trouble.”

    Lindsay on Aug 7, 2009

  12. one of my favorite quotes is from when they are in ikea

    Tom: “Darling I don’t know how to tell you this…there is a chinese family in our bathroom.”

    - What if he said;
    “honey, there’s a jewish family in our bathroom”

    “honey, there’s a black family in our bathroom”

    “honey, there’s a mexican family in our bathroom”

    Why does chinese= comedy? I don’t mind a little here and there..but a race should not be a comedic line…if I saw the alternate lines above, I’d say the same thing.

    Geoff on Aug 8, 2009

  13. Does anyone know the entire actual quote where Summer and Tom are sitting on his bed and Summer says a long quote about how she has dreams where she’s flying… and she ends it with “i never told anybody that before”?

    Chris on Aug 8, 2009

  14. Hey at the end of the movie the narrator i guess says. “Tom realizes there is no fate, nothing is meant to be” etc does anyone know that whole line? Thanks !!

    mp on Aug 10, 2009

  15. whats the quote tom says right before he quits his job ?

    sydney on Aug 11, 2009

  16. Here’s the entire script, and the quote you are looking for is at the bottom. You just download it, it’s a PDF file.

    Emily on Aug 12, 2009

  17. Does anybody know the quote where Tom’s friend is talking in an interview sort of setting, and he says something along the lines of “she’s better than the girl of my dreams, she’s real”

    Thanks [:!

    Kopal on Aug 16, 2009

  18. send that link for the pdf file. i can’t click

    ashley on Aug 19, 2009

  19. Here is the whole screenplay.

    Tatyana on Aug 19, 2009

  20. And I just realized why you couldnt click the pdf file. Emily put it under website when leaving the comment, but that is meant as a website of you. Therefore, I copied and pasted it into the actual comment box, and now it came up.

    The movie was good. I love the narrator speech at the end.

    Tatyana on Aug 19, 2009

  21. Does anyone know the entire quote when Tom freaks out at his job and quits. I want to know that quote of when he says the card company are liars and that they feed people lines of what to say instead of saying how they really feel. I loved that scene.

    Deanna on Sep 8, 2009

  22. I’m looking for the quote when summer and tom are on summers bed as well.
    if anyone could find it, that would be great!

    marisa on Sep 23, 2009

  23. This is the quote when Tom freaks out ..

    “Well this is, and Rhoda, no disrespect, but um, this is total shit. Go for it? You can do it? That’s not inspirational that’s suicidal! If pickles goes for it right there that’s a dead cat. Lies, were liars think about it, why do people buy these things? It’s not because they wanna say how they feel, people buy cards cause they can’t say how they feel or they’re afraid too. We provide the service that lets them off the hook. You know what? I say to hell with it. Lets level with America at least let them speak for themselves right I mean look, look. What is this, what does this say? “Congratulations on your new baby.” How bout “congratulations on your new baby, guess that’s it for hanging out, nice knowing ya.” How bout this one? With all the pretty hearts on the front, I think I know where this ones going. Yup “Happy Valentines Day sweetheart, I love you.” Isn’t that sweet? Ain’t love grand? This is exactly what I’m talking about. What does that even mean, love? Do you know? Do you? Anybody? If somebody gave me this card Mr. Vance, I’d eat it. It’s these cards, and the movies and the pop songs, they’re to blame for all the lies and the heartache, everything. We’re responsible. I’M responsible. I think we do a bad thing here. People should be able to say how they feel, how they really feel, not ya know, some words that some stranger put in their mouth. Words like love, that don’t mean anything. Sorry, I’m sorry, I um, I quit. There’s enough bullshit in the world without my help.”

    Sophia on Sep 25, 2009

  24. Chris–I want that quote too! The one where they’re laying on her bed…
    “I never told anybody that before.”
    Bah! I can’t find it. And love it. I suppose I’ll have to take notes next time I see the movie…for the 5th time. Haha. :)

    Tay on Oct 1, 2009

  25. it was a really good movie, kinda reminds of “the perks of being a wallflower”. i dont know maybe its because of the smiths :) P E N I S!!!!!!

    pasti on Oct 21, 2009

  26. Summer: I knew I could promise him I’d feel the same way every morning. In a way that I.. I never could with you…

    *sigh*
    damn life!

    bacon on Oct 29, 2009

  27. The “I’ve-never-told-anybody-that-before” quote.

    Summer: “You know, I dream sometimes about flying. It starts out like I’m running really, really fast and I’m like superhuman and the terrain starts to get really rocky and steep and then I’m running so fast that my feet aren’t even touching the ground and I’m floating and it’s like this amazing, amazing ?feeling… I’m free, I’m safe. Then I realise: I’m completely alone. And then I wake up.”

    Narrator: As he listened, Tom began to realise that these weren’t stories routinely told; these were stories one had to earn. He could feel the wall coming down. He wondered if anyone else had made it this far, which is why the next six words changed everything.

    Summer: “I’ve never told anybody that before.”

    Tom: “I guess I’m not just anyone.”

    Rae on Nov 1, 2009

  28. Please help me.

    Tom: What are we looking for?
    Summer: A trivet.
    Tom: What about a ….?

    Did you understand what Tom said there?

    Summerinlove on Nov 1, 2009

  29. does anyone here know the line where Tom meets Autumn? thanks! =)

    louie on Nov 2, 2009

  30. what’s the narrator speech in the end?anyone?

    kimba on Nov 9, 2009

  31. i just watched the movie earlier.. and my boyfriend and i love it :)

    anne on Nov 15, 2009

  32. What the ending quotes by the narrotor about he was sure of somthin etc……. ?

    Nomi on Nov 17, 2009

  33. the guy is the kid waaaay back in angels in the outfield..lol he really did grew up alright….i think this movie is sooooooooooooooooooo LAME is slept while we are watchin it last night thats why i never knew the ending….lmfao!!!!
    “it was gooooooooooooood”

    kiero on Nov 23, 2009

  34. Narrator: If Tom had learned anything… It’s that you can’t ascribe great cosmic significance to a simple earthly event. Coincidence. That’s all anything ever is. Nothing more than coincidence.
    It took a long time, but Tom had finally learned. There are no miracles. There is no such thing as fate. Nothing is meant to be. He knew. He was pretty sure.

    Dannathanford on Nov 29, 2009

  35. i love, love the movie!!! my favorite quotes were
    Summer: “One day I woke up and I just knew.”
    Tom: “Knew what?”
    Summer: What I was never sure of when I was with you

    and

    Summer: I knew I could promise him I’d feel the same way every morning. In a way that I.. I never could with you…

    MrsLavendula on Dec 1, 2009

  36. TOM: you never want to be anybody’s girlfriend and now you are somebody’s wife..

    SUMMER: I JUST WOKE UP ONE DAY AND KNEW..

    TOM: KNEW WHAT?

    SUMMER: WHAT I WAS NEVER SURE OF WITH YOU..

    TOM: I HAVEN’T SEEN YOU.

    AUTUMN: YOU MUST NOT HAVE BEEN LOOKING.. :))

    krupee on Dec 9, 2009

  37. does anyone know when the quote ‘like a ninja’ is saidd and when it is said in the film.
    i think its a quote but i just cant remember when it was said

    thanks x

    tiffany on Dec 9, 2009

  38. Please please please let me get what i want :)

    I’m looking for the quote when summer and tom are into the car and they are going to the movie…

    SummerFinn on Dec 15, 2009

  39. This movie was a therapy for me. I brought me back to life.

    Sergio on Dec 19, 2009

  40. i can relate to this movie. sucks how i’m like tom and was completely in love with someone who didn’t love me back. but the difference is that he pretended to love me the whole time. i shouldve known better tho. he brushed away the cute stuff like holding hands just like summer did.

    jessica on Dec 25, 2009

  41. fuck ! .. i love the movie .. it makes totally good sense of things that went totally messed up ! .. damn you david salting !!! .. fuck you !

    joLo on Dec 26, 2009

  42. i like when the boss calls tom into his office to talk about his greeting cards and asks if somethings wrong does it have to do with summer, etc. and then he mentions his valentines greeting card “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, F*** you whore” :) love that scene!!!

    ashley on Dec 26, 2009

  43. Tom: What? I thought you were going to this thing, that’s why I’m going

    McKenzie: Well I’m not

    Tom: But you said you were!

    McKenzie: That’s why I called in sick, like a ninja!

    richie on Dec 28, 2009

  44. Hey what was that quote about Love being just a fantasy, its Summer who says that, I think.

    I had been through exactly this kinda relationship a year and half back, and boy, I fell for her, and fell head over heal. And it really hurt, n still does.
    This movie is a gem.

    I especially like the scene when Tom buys himself a Jack and walks out of the store. He sees a couple walking hand in hand , and Tom gets annoyed n says ‘Get a room’. It really happens…
    I could relate to many of the situations Tom went through.

    I think Marc Webb has captured all the details with absolute perfection. Jenny Beckman really must be a Bitch!

    Sushant on Dec 28, 2009

  45. I’ve seen this movie like 15 times already. Once and again I try to decode “my” Summer through this movie.

    I mind, though, is still clouded, and I still cannot think straight.

    What happened to me was pretty much the same. I fell for this girl, who since the very beginning said she didn’t want a relationship. However my mind went out of control and I started dreaming and thinking that I could change her mind.

    I was for months believing the same Tom did. That she loved me, that she would change, that the wall would eventually come down. In the meantime she was giving me back so little, and I thought it was huge!

    I stopped my life. Literally. I stop taking care of everything, including my job. I made her my only source of satisfaction, and as she was almost never around, my life turned into an endless waiting, praying for her to come, and the times she did, praying for her not to go.

    I was lonely. Worse than that. I didn’t even had myself.

    We have been off for a month now, and I still believe she loves me! Isn’t it insane? I can’t stop thinking of her. She doesn’t answers my calls, texts, or emails. And I still think she loves me, but she doesn’t know how to handle it!

    Still, I have to admit she was very clear since the very beginning with her non-relationship position. It was all my fault. I’m paying for that.

    Now I bought the poster of the movie, to put it on my living room, to remember that it can’t happen again. To remember me not to expect from anyone more than what they can deliver

    Sergio on Dec 28, 2009

  46. what does “color my life with chaos of trouble” mean?

    amandaa on Dec 30, 2009

  47. “You can’t ascribe great cosmic significance to a simple Earthly event. Coincidence. That’s all anything really is, nothing more then coincidence. There are no miracles, there’s no such thing as fate, and nothing is meant to be…”

    Amanda on Jan 1, 2010

  48. Oh i love the statement!

    I also find this this line very honest

    Paul: Robin is better than the girl of my dreams. She’s real.

    Maia on Jan 2, 2010

  49. Does anyone know the quote, where Tom is at Summer’s party. Tom says something like “I decided against architecture because it is temporary. Unlike greeting cards which is more permanent.” haha it is a great quote, I would love to know the exact words, thanks!!

    John on Jan 4, 2010

  50. I finally went to see the movie! And it’s on of the best one! Not typical and it made it great!
    But i really would like to know if anyone remembers the lines when they were fighting and then Tom said that u cant kiss and sleep with your friend..it was great saying and i really need it, hehe

    And all those quotes in movie..just hilarious!

    Tom: Paul, seriously…
    Paul: Did you bang her?
    Tom: No!
    Paul: Blow job?
    Tom: No!
    Paul: Hand job?
    Tom: No, Paul, no jobs. I’m still unemployed. We just kissed.
    LOL

    Riin on Jan 6, 2010

  51. SUMMER IS A JERK!

    lindsey on Jan 12, 2010

  52. What about what his boss says about his wife and how someone else wrote that but it still fits?

    Casey on Jan 12, 2010

  53. “she said good emphasis on good, meaning she spent the weekend having sex with some guy she met at the gym.”

    Brandon on Jan 14, 2010

  54. i think it’s awesome that “hero” by regina spektor is used in the scene when he goes to summer’s party and realizes she’s engaged. the lyrics of the song are about never seeing it coming… “i’m the hero of the story i don’t need to be saved”… perfect.

    kate on Jan 20, 2010

  55. hmmm.. it totally gave me a heartache..
    i can relate with this movie so much.. like 90% of how the story is so much the same of mine..

    same as tom, I’ve been in-loved with a so beautiful girl that every man wants to have.. well, i got her..

    then we’ve been together so long and just had that of tom and summer..
    we kissed, we danced, we slept together and all.. i loved her so much like she’s totally the right girl waitin for me to be found.. but we were not in a relationship..
    then i began to think of why are we not being committed to each other when things like this happen.. i was thinking of how tom was thinking in the movie..

    well i confronted my girl and just the same happened to us.. she gets mad when i tell people that im her boyfriend.. but then we were able to fix things and get along with each other again.. (but still, we’re not in a relationship)..

    then time came.. i saw her with other man.. it burned a lot inside of me..
    i cried.. i wept.. i just dont understand it.. she told me that she has a boyfriend and my tears had almost blown off my eyes..

    i know we were in love with each other.. yes i was very sure of it..
    girls like her and summer? i just dont get it.. whats in their head?
    whats wrong??? it took a lot of me to move on and forget all things happened to us.. well it took a long time..

    but when i watched this movie, it brought back all the memories with her again and made me cry.. but thanks to this movie, i realized that i was just not lookin around.. i was just looking at one point of space, and thats her..

    i put her in the center of my universe, that’s why i feel like its a very big loss in my part..
    but in reality, there are so many fishes out there in the sea.. why am i sticking to one fish if i can hook one more and be contented if i would find the right one..

    (sigh).. first time i did something like this.. to write the story of my life in public.. well, it made me feel better somehow.. lol

    nash on Jan 31, 2010

  56. does anyone know what Summer says when they are at the bar and its just before Tom get up to sing?

    something like “i nominate (sp) young……..”

    thanks X

    lemonade on Mar 15, 2010

  57. This movie is soo close to my situation except for the fact that Summer is happy, and I’m not. My ex and I had almost the same exact time frame in which everything happened. From Day (1) We were in a very passionate relationship for nine months, we lived together, everything was fine and then..

    Day (280) all of a sudden I said I wanted to break up, because I think I have this self fulfilling prophecy to sabotage anything good in my life. I don’t think I really understood what I had done until it was too late.

    We talked on and off but didn’t see each other and then on
    Day (476) I ran into him in the summer and I was with a guy who was only my friend. This guy and I had been friends for seven years. My ex knew this guy and I were only friends but for some reason he wanted to fight him. My ex never actually started a fight because he is not like that but it was almost foreshadowing what was to come. As if he had some weird feeling that this guy was actually going to change both our lives forever.

    Day (500) My friend is in the military and out of nowhere I just up and got married to him not even a month after seeing my ex. I was so lost in my life and I think I just wanted some stability, I was not thinking clearly. I know my ex must have felt like Tom. How he didn’t know I was even engaged because I wasn’t. I know he was angry and upset because it totally suprised him .

    Unfortunately it is not working out for me, because I didn’t marry someone I was in love with. Now I have to live with never knowing if I ruined the chance to be with the only person I have ever been in love with. I don’t even speak to my husband that often, we’re still friends but its not like we are together.

    I ran into my ex last week for the first time since I have been married. I hadn’t seen him since last summer and I woke up that morning and for some reason I knew I was going to run into him, I had even told my mother. It was so awkward and painful to see him. I was very casual and asked how he was doing and he jumped right to where is your husband ? all these questions about that. I didn’t ask him if he had a gf and where is she. We ended the conversation with well it was good seeing you, and that was it. I just feel like there is no closure.
    I called my ex the next day to try and talk with him and I told him that I just wanted to explain what happened soo he would understand more and not have this false impression of me. He said he was angry still about the situation and that the only reason he was upset was because he saw me making all these crazy decisions, and then he said he has a gf. I’m not sure I believe him, I think that he just can’t talk to me because he is bitter still about the situation. I guess I just need to take advice from the Beatles and Let It Be…

    Winter on Mar 29, 2010

  58. Love this movie!!!

    Marline on Apr 18, 2010

  59. Summer: “I just woke up one day and i knew.”
    Tom: “Knew what?”
    Summer: “What i was never sure of with you.”

    Summer: “Tom could be a really good architect if he wanted”
    Woman: “Oh really, why so different.”
    Tom: ” I just thought, why make something that can just be thrown away, like a building, when you can create something permenant, like a greetings card.”

    Also i love tom’s quote.
    “You know what sucks? Realizing that everything you believe in is complete and utter bullshit”

    And when tom is going into the architect interview on day 500, the narrator says;
    “Most days of the year are unremarkable. They begin, and they end, with no lasting memories made in between. Most days have no impact on the course of a life.”

    Such an incredible film, i first saw it just after my “500 days” had ended, i was completely emotionly distraught and it really brought me back up, now i watch it whenever i feel down.

    Liam on May 26, 2010

  60. “I dream sometimes about flying. It starts out like I’m running really, really fast and I’m like superhuman and the terrain starts to get really rocky and steep. And then I’m running so fast that my feet aren’t even touching the ground and I’m floating and it’s like this amazing, amazing feeling. I’m free and I’m safe, but then I realize, I’m completely alone. And then I wake up.”

    Sylvia M on Jun 22, 2010

  61. Whoever wrote that line is seriously misinformed, astrological influence on human life, extraordinary as it sounds is too swayed by pompous romantics which end up in the ‘no such thing as fate’ audiences’ heads.

    The true essence of the whole cosmic art is that we are all in this together. We are an actual part of the universe, just as a human, just as a star.

    Astrology should be given vigorous scholastic practise, instead of just playing with words people should actually approach it themselves and actually realise that it isn’t so generalized as they think.

    Astrologers dont have time to study Barnum effects and cold reading methods, astrologers aren’t frivolous.

    Astrology, the divine art form of the ancients , appreciates the human personality and it’s elaborate consistency.

    The big misconception of fate which people follow is that FATE is apparently out to get everyone, that we have no choice etc.

    Astrology has never implied that people have no choice, if we truly are left on own to make our successes then why isn’t everyone successful? Not everyone has the ambition and drive to achieve, due to what? a poor un-educated upbringing that renders the person helpless or stubborn, or someone who simply does not want any fame, just wishes to be passive for the rest of his life.

    The only way someone can be convinced that astrology has any merit is when you actually have a natal chart composed, not just for yourself, but for your family members, then the correlations between theirs and your own will show.

    If there is any contradictions within that report, then read it carefully as the human personality itself is full of many contradictions. At the end of the day all people, good and bad, love, adore, relish the idea of positive feedback from others on their sense of self. But dont let this supposed generalised, ‘we have something for everyone’ idea tactic sum up what astrology is.

    Astrology isn’t perfect, it needs perfecting, it has never ever claimed it was perfect, it is an amazing tool to track patterns within the human spirit and it’s consequences. It IS mind boggling to think that Saturn so far away has any impact what so ever, has some sort of influence on peoples’ work lives, yet LOOK, ACTUALLY LOOK at history and you’ll find many patterns, patterns that grant a whole more attention than the pessimistic view point, ‘there is no fate’ this most probably coming from a working class mild mannered intellectualist, who dowdy and unkept sees Mother Earth as a transport for his brain, so he can discover more big monsters of scientific value, that in the end do quite little to uplift the human spirit.

    Gabriel Antinous on Aug 6, 2010

  62. I knew from the beginning that if i saw this movie i will just be more miserable and sad… one day (one that i get drunk like Tom at my home) i watch it… it was so painfull
    It was like someone stole a part of my life…the best one,anyway it´s good to know that there are other Tom´s like me out there…
    but did someone have already find her or his Autumn?.
    I think that i will always love Summer…even if he is now “someone´s husband”
    sorry of my english :P

    Tay Araujo on Sep 19, 2010

  63. what is the quote that summer put in her yearbook?

    Laura on Oct 12, 2010

  64. In her yearbook, summer quotes the song “The Boy with the Arab Strap” By Scottish band, Belle and Sebastian.
    She quotes “Colour my life with the chaos of trouble.”
    :D

    Liam Antony on Oct 13, 2010

  65. This was a great movie. It made me realize so much in life.

    j on Nov 8, 2010

  66. I think it is significant that in a scene early in the movie Summer states in a plaintive tone that her parents were divorced. It appears pretty clear that this had impacted her and her general view of romance and relationships in a quite negative way. I noted that in my relationship with my now ex-wife that her long-term view of our partnership in life – and specifically the potential for expectation that it could last forever – was much different than mine in the end. I am from a very solid family background in which my parents were always very loyal to each other and the family, and her parents were divorced when she was 8. It would appear that in order to protect herself from being hurt by separation, she had decided to remain somewhat guarded and less than fully committed to the relationship.

    I observe irony in the fact that although Summer refers to Tom’s view of romantic relationships and his view and feeling that they were a couple as “fantasy”, she apparently fell in love and did a complete reversal from not wanting to be a girlfriend to being a wife, which indicates that she apparently fell in love with either her husband or the romantic notion of husband and wife and the actual sharing of life – which I would venture to say could be described as the essence of romance.

    Chuck Henry on Nov 17, 2010

  67. @Sergio
    i have done the same thing with you, read your story is just like it was wrote by myself

    yedra on Nov 29, 2010

  68. I love this one…

    narrator: Tom walked to her apartment, intoxicated by the promise of the evening, he believed that this time his expecations would align with reality.

    Eliza on Jan 9, 2011

  69. made me cry, its a sad story with a kind-of-happy-ending. the girl reminded me of myself :/

    dune on Jan 11, 2011

  70. It’s a typical case of the “love addict” and the “emotionally unavailable”.
    Tom is the love addict and summer is the emotionally unavailable.

    They attract each other like perpetrator and victim,

    senia on Feb 9, 2011

  71. The movie sucks. It is about a selfish, emotionally screwed up young woman, who dumps her second half. For about eighty percent of the whole movie it is very clear that are emotional and physical connections between the lovers; it never, ever implied a plactonic relationship; it portrated a sweet love-bonding. One day out the blue, she walks out. As the young man says in one of the last scenes( on the bech, at the park), ” It does not make sense(her behaviour).”

    kaizer on Jul 22, 2011

  72. Correction: Portraited.

    kaizer on Jul 22, 2011

  73. tom : Lets sex
    Summer: yeah

    splax on Sep 29, 2011




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