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500 Days of Summer (2009)

(500) Days of Summer (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 August 2009 (USA)
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An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 18 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Storyline

After it looks as if she's left his life for good this time, Tom Hansen reflects back on the just over one year that he knew Summer Finn. For Tom, it was love at first sight when she walked into the greeting card company where he worked, she the new administrative assistant. Soon, Tom knew that Summer was the woman with whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Although Summer did not believe in relationships or boyfriends - in her assertion, real life will always ultimately get in the way - Tom and Summer became more than just friends. Through the trials and tribulations of Tom and Summer's so-called relationship, Tom could always count on the advice of his two best friends, McKenzie and Paul. However, it is Tom's adolescent sister, Rachel, who is his voice of reason. After all is said and done, Tom is the one who ultimately has to make the choice to listen or not. Written by Huggo

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It was almost like falling in love. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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7 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

500 Days of Summer  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$834,501 (USA) (17 July 2009)

Gross:

$32,391,374 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Trivia

In the original screenplay, Summer was depicted as having cropped blonde hair to construct a more summer-like persona. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, Day 8, during the office party Tom asks Summer about moving "here" and how long she has been "here." She answers "since Saturday" which doesn't make sense as it is Day 8 since they met which is more than a week. See more »

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Tom: [Montage of Summer] I hate her crooked teeth. I hate her 1960s haircut. I hate her knobby knees. I hate her cockroach-shaped splotch on her neck. I hate the way she smacks her lips before she talks. I hate the way she sounds when she laughs.
[Fade to black as Swayze's "She's Like the Wind" plays briefly]
Tom: I HATE THIS SONG!
Bus Driver: [Open to Tom standing while bus comes to a sudden stop] Son, you need to get off the bus.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the movie, before the title, a disclaimer states: AUTHOR'S NOTE: The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Especially you Jenny Beckman. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Bitch. See more »

Connections

References Othello (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Kids
Written by Cole Alexander, Ian Brown, Jared Swilley, and Joseph Bradley
Performed by Black Lips
Courtesy of Vice Records
By Arrangement with Zync Music Inc.
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The Sundance story - How I saw "500 Days of Summer."
29 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the story of boy meets girl, but it is not a love story that will unfurl. Instead a story about loves reactions, caused by two peoples juvenile actions

A little rhyme I wrote in honor of this years funniest and most delightful film. In January 2009 I was able to attend the Sundance Film Festival where I viewed a number of superb movies but none so genius as this one. Unable to buy or book any tickets for the original showings I sadly set my thoughts on other films, till the last day. I had changed plans and went to the ticket office to exchange one movie ticket for another. It was then that I discovered they planned to screen another showing of 500 Days of Summer, due to its immense popularity. Immediately buying a ticket, I found myself in the theater a few hours later awaiting with batted breath. I looked around me and watched as Joseph Gorden Levitt took a seat in the row behind, smiling and shaking hands with a number of fans. Although I too was a great fan I couldn't bring myself to go over there, instead I stayed in my seat and the movie started.

An hour and a half later, I was standing up and applauding for all I was worth. In fact the whole cinema was, with every single audience member whistling, clapping and laughing at the brilliance of it all. Then Joseph Gorden Levitt, (the only cast member of the film who showed up) ran on stage and started answering questions. Bubbling with enthusiasm he jumped around, laughing, yelling, and keeping the lot of us entertained. He answered the straight questions with straight answers and the silly questions with straight out of hell silly answers. And at the end ran up and down the stage filming us all with a camcorder, saying he'd remember the day forever, I sure do.

Then he went back to his seat and as everyone exited the cinema I swallowed my pride, walked up and shook his hand saying, "Amazing performance, you're an inspiration." Then it was over, I found myself being shuffled with the crowd out of the theater and into the cold outside. But even though I was in a t-shirt, I couldn't feel the chill, being instead caught up in the entertainment and thoughts of a vibrant funny film.

A film that scores high in all the boxes and one I will certainly see again.

100 out of 100.


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