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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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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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Taglines:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Smiths' "Louder Than Bombs," The Jesus & Mary Chain's "Psychocandy," and Public Image Ltd.'s "Album" can been seen in Tom's childhood room. See more »

Goofs

During the copy-room kiss scene, Summer only touches the back of Tom's head yet when she leaves Tom's hair is ruffled all over giving the impression of a passionate encounter. See more »

Quotes

Vance: Twenty-one years. She's the light that guides me home... Yes, that is from one of our cards... No, someone else wrote it. Doesn't make it less true.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Bruce Almighty (2003) See more »

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Written and Performed by Regina Spektor
Courtesy of Sire Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Achingly Beautiful, the misery of one's love lost - love remembered.
1 August 2009 | by jeanpierre15See all my reviews

I don't regularly comment on movies, but this has a personal accord with me.

My girlfriend of one year broke up with me the day before I went to watch this film, as promised.

That being said, Tom (Joseph Gordon Levit) embodies my apathy and frustration in every mannerism. He allows the audience to feel his pain and disappointment. Tom is a man with boyish ideals, coming to terms with the grief of rejection. He teaches her how one loves, yet she never learns to except and give as selflessly. Probably because, as I and Tom have painfully learned, you can't teach or bequile someone as you would a child into doing love 'properly.' And sometimes, true love dies, and no sea of tears can change that.

Summer, played by Zooey Deschanel, is fun, beautiful and selfish. Undoubtedly the villain, the film seeks a reversal of standards; the male is now being preyed upon.

Is Tom naive? or is Summer a cruel and self interested girl?

The only thing that really bothered me was the director's incessant need to punctuate scenes of emotional substance with cliché romantic comedy relief. He already broke custom, why conform?


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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:

$60,722,734
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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