(500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer

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.

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.

2009Rating: M, contains low level offensive language95 minsUSA
Romantic Comedy

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(500) Days of Summer / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Boy gets girl and boy loses girl in convoluted, sometimes cloying but ultimately winning fashion in 500 Days of Summer.

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USA Today

USA Today

Much like Annie Hall did for a previous generation, (500) Days of Summer may be the movie that best captures a contemporary romantic sensibility.

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Total Film

Total Film

Gordon-Levitt soars and Deschanel charms in a playful, witty, disordered telling of a fractured romance. Bringing fresh zing to a genre prone to predictability, Webb crafts a (not-in-) love story about feeling bad that’s infectiously good.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Slight, charming and refreshingly candid little picture.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Here is a rare movie that begins by telling us how it will end and is about how the hero has no idea why.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Something seldom seen: an original romantic comedy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The writing is often clever and the overall production playful and intelligent.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Perfectly played, simultaneously serious and light, endlessly inventive, this is a strong contender for the most original date movie of the year. (Terrific) stuff.

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