(500) Days of Summer (2009 Film)
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)
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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
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“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
Zooey Deschanel as Summer Finn
The Happening, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Yes Man
Chloe Moretz as Rachel Hansen
Bolt, The Eye, The Poker House
Geoffrey Arend as McKenzie
An American Carol, The Ringer, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Matthew Gray Gubler as Paul
How to Be a Serial Killer, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Alvin and the Chipmunks
Clark Gregg as Vance
Iron Man, In the Land of Women, When a Stranger Calls
Rachel Boston as Allison
Rules of Engagement, 10 Years Later, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Minka Kelly as Autumn
Power Rangers Time Force, Devil's Highway, The Kingdom
Patricia Belcher as Millie
Good Luck Charlie, Lower Learning, Over Her Dead Body, Jeepers Creepers
Cinematography by: Eric Steelberg
Bandslam, Up in the Air, Bathroom Break
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"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
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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.
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Zooey Deschanel Interview
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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
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.
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