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

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Cast

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The cover of Steven Patrick Morrissey's debut album, "Viva Hate," can be seen in both Tom and Summer's childhood rooms. See more »

Goofs

In the karaoke scene after Summer sings Sugartown the instrumentals are looped, but her voice is cut right after she starts singing the second verse, so we can hear the word "and..." but then nothing. See more »

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Author's Note: The following is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Especially you Jenny Beckman. Bitch.
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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 Alien Nation (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Have I Been a Fool?
Written and Performed by Jack Penate (as Jack Peñate)
Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Swedish

Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

500 Days of Summer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$834,501, 19 July 2009

Gross USA:

$32,391,374

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,722,741
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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