(500) Days of Summer(2009)
First-time director Marc Webb (helmer of music videos for Hot Hot Heat and My Chemical Romance) brings us this unconventional love story: Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn’t.... More
When Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a hapless greeting card copywriter and hopeless romantic, is blindsided after his girlfriend Summer (the brilliant and underrated Zooey Deschanel) dumps him. His mind shifts back and forth through various periods of their 500 days together to try to figure out where things went wrong.
This has got a killer soundtrack including The Smiths, Regina Spektor, Black Lips, Wolfmother and Simon & Garfunkel.Hide
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BY Andrew Hedley Flicks Writer
This fun, refreshingly honest look at modern relationships for 20-somethings slides back and forth between key moments in the 500-day romance between idealistic Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and the pretty but mysterious Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel). Their highs and lows are highlighted by un-chronological storytelling, like when Tom’s ebullient dance routine immediately cuts forward hundreds of days to the poor guy in a heart-broken state of depression.... More
The pop soundtrack is killer (The Smiths, The Black Lips, Wolfmother among others) and there’s plenty of visual flair, courtesy of veteran music video director Marc Webb. It’s filled with references to pop culture and cinema, even including a humorous nod to the chess scene from Bergman's The Seventh Seal. Tom and Summer running through an IKEA furniture store is reminiscent of the Louvre race in Godard’s Band of Outsiders, a paean to youthful vitality if ever there was.
500 Days of Summer is an instantly accessible film, un-schmaltzy, with all the hooks and sunny choruses of a pop song. Los Angeles has never looked better. “This is not a love story,” warns the voiceover guy at the beginning of the movie. Nonetheless, it’s an attractive, original romantic comedy that could possibly hit close to home for a lot of you romantics.Hide
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BY Galen wannabe
Joseph Gordon Levitt is definitely one of the best young actors today and I'm picking he will win oscars some time in the future. Here he plays a likable young man despite (or possibly because) he's a bit naive about love. Zooey Deschanel is the seductive Summer who doesn't believe in love and he tries to woo her. We know straight of it's not going to work because if the films non-linear approach, but it's still a fun and refreshingly different comedy.
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