500 Days of Summer (2009) - Golden Globe® Nominee!
Boy Meets Girl. Boy Falls in Love. Girl Does Not.
|In this quirky romantic comedy about love and fate, a young greeting card writer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is hopelessly, helplessly searching for the girl of his dreams...and his new co-worker, Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), may just be "the one." But the 500 days of their offbeat relationship reveal (in no particular order) that the road to happiness can be unpredictable, uncontrollable -- and unbelievably funny!|
"Something seldom seen: an original romantic comedy. Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times
"It's a feat of star acting, and it helps make (500) Days not just bitter or sweet but everything in between. Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Editor's NoteFans of HIGH FIDELITY and ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND will be charmed by this quirky film that sheds a linear plot in favor of a memory-driven look at a failed romance. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (BRICK) stars as Tom, a greeting-card writer who dreams of becoming an architect and finding his true love. Zooey Deschanel (THE HAPPENING) plays Summer, a vintage-looking beauty whose ideas about love are entirely modern. As Tom remembers his 500 days with Summer, his mind jumps from moment to moment, largely thinking of the good times in their trouble-filled relationship.Indie darlings Deschanel and Gordon-Levitt are perfectly cast in this sweet, funny film that infuses the typical romantic tropes with reality. Anyone else would have caused audiences to hate Summer, but Deschanel is adorable enough that she still endears herself to viewers. Arthouse favorite Gordon-Levitt hasn?t played a traditional romantic lead since 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU in 1999, but here he proves equally adept at portraying Tom?s sweetness and his neuroses. Music-video director Marc Webb makes his feature debut with (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, and it?s easy to see influences of his past work. The soundtrack boasts songs from Regina Spektor, Doves, Feist, Wolfmother, and, of course, The Smiths, the band that brings the couple together. Webb also adds an innovative style to the dramedy, combining a naturalistic look at love with a non-linear plot, animated vignettes, and a triumphant musical sequence. The film?s mixture of cynicism and romance makes it perfect viewing for happy couples, the recently dumped, and the hopeful singles in the audience.
(500) Days of Summer - DVD Review
By: Bill Gibron filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 12/11/2009 12:42 AM
|We all know the genre drill -- boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy and girl have some music montage moments of great joy and compelling sorrow, boy loses girl, last act plot twist tosses boy and girl back together as if fated by the gods themselves, fairy tale ending preserved, and date night entertainment is once again served. But where are the stories where destiny actually dumps on us, when the supposed interpersonal perfection of the boy/girl of our dreams is actually the fuel for a long-festering future distrust of the opposite sex? The answer is Marc Webb's wonderful (500) Days of Summer. While perhaps a tad too quirky for its own good, this is still one of the best, most insightful romantic comedies in a very long time....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Matthew Gray Gubler|
|Chloe Grace Moretz|
|Scott Neustadter - Screenwriter|
|Michael Weber - Screenwriter|
|Mark Waters - Producer|
|Jessica Tuchinsky - Producer|
|Mason Novick - Producer|
|Steven J. Wolfe - Producer|
|Eric Steelberg - Director of Photography|
|Mychael Danna - Composer|
|Rob Simonsen - Composer|
|Marc Webb - Director|