7.7/10
465,397
616 user 352 critic

500 Days of Summer (2009)

(500) Days of Summer (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 August 2009 (USA)
Trailer
1:37 | Trailer
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.

Director:

Marc Webb
Reviews
Popularity
1,384 ( 154)
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 17 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Around the time of the movie's release, director Marc Webb shot a short video for the Internet, which featured Zooey Deschanel as Sid Vicious and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Nancy Spungen, in reference to a conversation in this movie. See more »

Goofs

During Millie's engagement party Tom lifts his wine glass to drink, but just before the glass reaches his mouth the scene cuts to another angle and his hand is suddenly by his waist again and he lifts the glass to drink again. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Most days of the year are unremarkable. They begin, and they end, with no lasting memories made in between. Most days have no impact on the course of a life. May 23rd was a Wednesday.
See more »

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 Hatchet (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Perpetuum Mobile
Composed by Simon Jeffes (uncredited)
By Penguin Cafe Orchestra
See more »

User Reviews

 
This is Not a Love Story
20 July 2009 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. The narrator warns us upfront ... this is not a love story. Still, we are so preconditioned by Hollywood, that directive merely floated around in my head until near the end of the film when I realized it was perfectly accurate.

Joseph Gordon-Levit and Zooey Deschanel are the leads and each bring a certain quirkiness and sensitivity to their roles. Watching them grow as a couple just never quite clicks for the viewer the way it does for JGL's character. He buys in hook, line and sinker and believes his destiny for love is being fulfilled by Summer (Zooey).

Director Marc Webb throws a bit of everything at us - just to prove this is not a traditional love story. We get the fun of memory blender - flashbacks like Day 488, Day 2, Day 159 - well you get the point. That is how most of us remember anyway: non-linear. We also get a funny musical number in the park, a b & w Bergmanesque dramatization, and a leading man whose poetic musings are limited to his writing quips for a greeting card company. Oh, he also takes love advice from his 11 year old soccer-playing sister (Chloe Moretz), but wisely declines most of it from his best friend played by sexist, drunken (and funny) co-worker, Geoffrey Arend.

What I really like about the film is that it is different, yet very realistic. So often our "dream" girl is just not quite a fit in this world, yet she and the next guy are just right. Doesn't seem fair, but in reality, it is not only fair, but perfectly just. And remember, there is always another season ... maybe Autumn?


214 of 325 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 616 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Swedish

Release Date:

7 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

500 Days of Summer See more »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed