ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

(500) Days of Summer (2009 Film)

Updated on August 24, 2017

Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't.

Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is one heartbroken guy who loves architecture but works as a writer in a greeting card company where he suddenly meets Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel) the girl of his dreams. Now he's fallen and fallen harder for her but she doesn't want to confirm in any relationship with him. Eventually, Tom ends up questioning their status with one another, which manages to put strain on the relationship, causing her to request the dreaded "time apart" until the relationship suddenly ended.

About this Film...

(500) Days of Summer is presented in an effective non-linear style that sets it apart from its romantic comedy predecessors, rotating back and forth between dates signified by a simple title card flashing in between scenes and so on to represent the various days in the course of Toms roller coaster of a relationship. This seesaw method of bouncing to and fro successfully manages to force the viewer in a physically engaging shared experience of Tom's feelings, which is something every director aspires to elicit from their intended audience. (read more at imdb)

(500) Days of Summer Official Movie Poster

(500) Days of Summer Official Movie Poster
(500) Days of Summer Official Movie Poster

Released Date January 17, 2009

  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Run time: 95 min
  • Language: English
  • Written by: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
  • Directed by: Marc Webb
  • Music by: Mychael Danna | Rob Simonsen
  • Distributed by: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Produced by: Mason Novick | Jessica Tuchinsky | Mark Waters | Steven J. Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle

(500) Days of Summer Movie Trailer

“Charming yet brutally honest..offers a certain mainstream appeal for anyone who's experienced love's thorny and persuasive illusions. -Rotten Tomatoes”

(500) Days of Summer: Main Cast

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tom Hansen

10 Things I Hate About You, Manic, Miracle at St. Anna, Women in Trouble

Full Filmography

Zooey Deschanel as Summer Finn

The Happening, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Yes Man

Full Filmography

Chloe Moretz as Rachel Hansen

Bolt, The Eye, The Poker House

Full Filmography

Geoffrey Arend as McKenzie

An American Carol, The Ringer, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Full Filmography

Matthew Gray Gubler as Paul

How to Be a Serial Killer, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Alvin and the Chipmunks

Full Filmography

Clark Gregg as Vance

Iron Man, In the Land of Women, When a Stranger Calls

Full Filmography

Rachel Boston as Allison

Rules of Engagement, 10 Years Later, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Full Filmography

Minka Kelly as Autumn

Power Rangers Time Force, Devil's Highway, The Kingdom

Full Filmography

Patricia Belcher as Millie

Good Luck Charlie, Lower Learning, Over Her Dead Body, Jeepers Creepers

Full Filmography

Directed by: Marc Webb

Green Day: International Supervideos!, Jesse McCartney: Up Close, Untitled Spider-Man Reboot

Full Filmography

Written by: Scott Neustadter/Michael Weber

The Pink Panther 2, Beginner's Greek

Full Filmography

Cinematography by: Eric Steelberg

Bandslam, Up in the Air, Bathroom Break

Full Filmography

(500) Days of Summer Movie Reviews - Add Yours!

"Boy meets girl, boy loses girl. It's been done to emo death. That's why the sublimely smart-sexy-joyful-sad (500) Days of Summer hits you like a blast of pure romantic oxygen" and concludes: "(500) Days is otherwise a different kind of love story: an honest one that takes a piece out of you." -Rolling Stone

What's Your Opinion of the Movie and the Cast? Add Your Opinion Here!

Straight from the heart...

Have you ever been dumped before?

Zooey Deschanel as Summer Finn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tom Hansen in (500) Days of Summer Movie

Tom: What happens when you fall in love?

Summer: You believe in that?

Tom: It's love, it's not Santa Claus.

(500) Days of Summer on Blu-Ray DVD

Zooey Deschanel Interview

(500) Days of Summer Movie Reviews

It's official. I'm in love with Summer. I love her smile. I love her hair. I love her knees. I love how she licks her lips before she talks. I love her heart-shaped birthmark on her neck. I love it when she sleeps.

— Tom, 500 Days of Summer

(500) Days Of Summer-Music From The Motion Picture

(500) Days Of Summer-Music From The Motion Picture
(500) Days Of Summer-Music From The Motion Picture

Track Listings:

1. "A Story of Boy Meets Girl" – Mychael Danna and Rob Simonsen

2. "Us" – Regina Spektor

3. "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" – The Smiths

4. "Bad Kids" – Black Lips

5. "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" – The Smiths

6. "There Goes the Fear" – Doves

7. "You Make My Dreams" – Hall & Oates

8. "Sweet Disposition" – The Temper Trap

9. "Quelqu'un m'a dit" – Carla Bruni

10. "Mushaboom" – Feist

11. "Hero" – Regina Spektor

12. "Bookends" – Simon & Garfunkel

13. "Vagabond" – Wolfmother

14. "She's Got You High" – Mumm-Ra

15. "Here Comes Your Man" – Meaghan Smith

16. "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" – She & Him


(500) Days of Summer Movie Trivias

  • Stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have already worked together in the film Manic (2001).
  • One thing that both Tom and Summer have in common is their love for "Bananafish." This is undoubtedly a reference to one of J.D. Salinger's "Nine Stories" (the first of the nine being "A Perfect Day for Bananafish").
  • Actress Zooey Deschanel who portrays Summer is herself named after another story by J.D. Salinger, "Franny & Zooey".
  • Zooey Deschanel chose her own song for the karaoke scene, the Sugartown song.
  • The film marks director Marc Webb's first full length feature film. He has previously directed numerous music videos.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt wears T-shirts for Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and "Unknown Pleasures", and The Clash's "London Calling" albums.

(500) Days of Summer Videos

Join Hubpages!

Join Hubpages and create your own hub! They're free! Everyone's an expert on something. Anything that interests you probably interests someone else.

Are you more of Tom or Summer when it comes to love and relationship? How did you liked the movie? Have you ever been dumped before?

Tell us what you think! Did you love the movie or not?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • TopMovieSoundtr profile image


      9 years ago

      ***** Loved the movie. Thanks for celebrating it in your lens.

    • poptastic profile image

      Cynthia Arre 

      9 years ago from Quezon City

      I loved this movie from start to finish. Great lens Naiza, *angel blessed*


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)