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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

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500 Days of Summer Reviews

Was it love at first showing? Did you connect with Tom? With Summer? If you have something to share, submit your own review! Browse and comment on other fan posts and stories below!

July 2nd, 2009


I loved every minute of it. It was tasteful, witty and full of realistic perspectives on relationships. Instead of the usual fairytale set up and ending, the creators decided not to sugar coat the harsh details about falling in and out of love. The cast did an excellent job of defining the characters and really engaging the audience in an indifferent type of “love” story.

This post was submitted by Bianca A.

July 1st, 2009

The Best Movie of 2009 (so far)

We all get into relationships for different reasons. Sometimes – most of the time, I’m hoping – we get in because we honestly believe that this person may be The One. On other occasions, we’re just doing it to pass the time until something better comes along. And other times, what starts out as “just friends” deepens into something special.

Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a romantic. He believes that true love is inevitable, something that finds you, something you know the moment you set eyes on your soulmate. He has been through the wars of love and has had his ass kicked. He’s something of a settler in most respects; trained as an architect, he has found work as a writer for a greeting card company. However, the one thing he won’t settle for is the love of his life. That is an absolute for him.

Summer (Zooey Deschanel) is a beautiful woman who has turned heads ever since she was old enough to know how. She’s had her share of lovers, but watched her parents endure an ugly, bitter divorce. It was bad enough that she has erected emotional walls the Chinese would envy. She’s looking for like, not love – for her, true love is a myth, much like Santa Claus.

She’s impulsive enough to move from Michigan to Los Angeles because she’s bored. Read More

This post was submitted by Carlos deVillalvilla.

July 1st, 2009

Put simply, amazing…

Put simply, amazing. It’s an emotional roller coaster that you finally want to be on. All of it is just so real. From the happiness to the anger, every emotion has been felt by every human being who has ever fallen in love and broken up with.

This post was submitted by Lisa MarLett.

July 1st, 2009


I saw this at the CineVegas Film Festival this year and I have to say, it was by far the best movie there. It kept you laughing and crying the whole way through. It proved to me that there are still great Romantic Comedy’s out there.

Besides that, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel had amazing chemistry and played well off of each other.

This is definitely a must-see.

This post was submitted by Alyssa.

July 1st, 2009

(95) Minutes of Wonderful

The toughest part of summer movie season is choosing which movies to wait for on DVD and which to spend obscene amounts of cash on to see in the theater. Mark your calendars for July 17. In fact, keep that day free. Entirely. Fox Searchlight’s “(500) Days of Summer” hits theaters that day.

“Summer” is penned by — get this, Pink Panther 2 scribes — Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber and directed by Marc Webb. The film is about greeting card writer Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who meets Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel) at his job.

Naturally, Tom falls in love with Summer, but Summer doesn’t believe in true love. The film follows the ups and downs of their relationship. The film is played out through tiny vignettes throughout the 500 days the film is set, though, not in order. Each transition to another day during the relationship shows painterly title cards, each showing a landscape with weather depicting the stature of the pair’s relationship.

One scene can be laugh out loud funny and, a few seconds later, heart wrenching. Read More

This post was submitted by Jeremy Stanley.

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