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(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

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Zooey Deschanel as Summer Finn

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Chloe Moretz as Rachel Hansen

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Geoffrey Arend as McKenzie

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Matthew Gray Gubler as Paul

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Clark Gregg as Vance

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Rachel Boston as Allison

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Minka Kelly as Autumn

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Patricia Belcher as Millie

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Directed by: Marc Webb

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Written by: Scott Neustadter/Michael Weber

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Cinematography by: Eric Steelberg

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(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

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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.

(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.

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      TopMovieSoundtr 7 years ago

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

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

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