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  • Summary: This is a story of boy meets girl, begins the wry, probing narrator of 500 Days of Summer, and with that the film takes off at breakneck speed into a funny, true to life and unique dissection of the unruly and unpredictable year-and-a-half of one young man’s no-holds-barred love affair.
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    Here is a rare movie that begins by telling us how it will end and is about how the hero has no idea why.
  2. 100
    Visually witty, flawlessly played romantic comedy.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    Much like Annie Hall did for a previous generation, (500) Days of Summer may be the movie that best captures a contemporary romantic sensibility.
  4. A funny, seductive, and surprisingly honest dramatization of the ways we snooker ourselves into incompatible love.
  5. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    75
    An irresistible feel-good movie about love gone bad.
  6. 70
    Slight, charming and refreshingly candid little picture.
  7. An exhaustive and exhausting dissection of a relationship that was never all that promising in the first place.

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  1. Negative: 25 out of 203
  1. flysydef.
    Aug 1, 2009
    10
    Funny and touching, very honest.
  2. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    The Millenial's "When Harry Met Sally." Does a good job at articulating what modern love, dating, and heartbreak feels like, is well written,The Millenial's "When Harry Met Sally." Does a good job at articulating what modern love, dating, and heartbreak feels like, is well written, and has a beautiful aesthetic that remains consistent throughout the entire film. Expand
  3. NilesH
    Jan 22, 2010
    10
    Loved everything about this film.
  4. naiku
    Aug 13, 2009
    9
    Just an absolutely pleasant movie. Rare for an on screen relationship which you can actually relate to. Happens very often in this film and Just an absolutely pleasant movie. Rare for an on screen relationship which you can actually relate to. Happens very often in this film and just a gem. The soundtrack is just unbelievably good. highly recommended. Expand
  5. Apr 26, 2012
    8
    Amazing movie. It's funny, charming and even a little sad at times. Joe and Zooey did an amazon job. I've seen this movie countless times, andAmazing movie. It's funny, charming and even a little sad at times. Joe and Zooey did an amazon job. I've seen this movie countless times, and I'll always watch it again! Expand
  6. Sep 17, 2013
    7
    This movie is unique and not like any other love story, which gives it a diversity and a different sort of recognition within the filmThis movie is unique and not like any other love story, which gives it a diversity and a different sort of recognition within the film community, highly recommended Expand
  7. AustinW
    Jul 25, 2009
    0
    One of the most trite, pretentious, awful movies I have seen in a long time. I wish I had walked out.

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