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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.


Marc Webb
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 17 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tom
Zooey Deschanel ... Summer
Geoffrey Arend ... McKenzie
Chloë Grace Moretz ... Rachel
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Paul
Clark Gregg ... Vance
Patricia Belcher ... Millie
Rachel Boston ... Alison
Minka Kelly ... Autumn - Girl at Interview
Charles Walker Charles Walker ... Millie's New Husband
Ian Reed Kesler ... Douche
Darryl Alan Reed ... Bus Driver
Valente Rodriguez ... Employee #1
Yvette Nicole Brown ... New Secretary
Nicole Vicius ... Partygoer


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This is not a love story. This is a story about love. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Zooey Deschanel (Summer) has many connections to Simon & Garfunkel; in 500 Days of Summer, she cries watching The Graduate with Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). The Graduate's famous soundtrack was provided by Simon & Garfunkel. At that point in the film, Bookends Theme - by Simon & Garfunkel - is playing in the background. And in Almost Famous, Zooey's character gives a Simon & Garfunkel album to her younger brother. See more »


On day (8) Summer says that she just moved to New York on Saturday, but since Tom first saw her on day (1), her first day at work, she would have to have moved in more than a week before day (8) which would mean that it would have to have been at least two Saturdays before. See more »


Rachel Hansen: Look, it's easy, Tom. Just don't be a pussy.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are done over fictionalized home movies of the two protagonists. See more »


Sweet Disposition
Written by Lorenzo Sillitto (as L. Sillitto) and Abby Mandagi (as A. Mandagi)
Performed by The Temper Trap
Courtesy of Liberation Music
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User Reviews

Man should be cold and arrogant!
3 February 2021 | by ranjbarfatihSee all my reviews

Unfortunately when a man express his feelings in a transparence and honest way then women (most of them) find him as a cheap one or see themselves on a higher level! So if you fall in love and want to get her heart, then never be so honest and don't show her how much you love her! Try to be cold and arrogant! It works for most of them (not 100%).

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English | French | Swedish

Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

500 Days of Summer See more »


Box Office


$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$834,501, 19 July 2009

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS


Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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