- Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel
- 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.
- Director: Marc Webb
- Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Romance
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50Ultimately, the best thing about (500) Days of Summer isn't its gimmicky script. It's the constant performance of Gordon-Levitt, who shifts, scene-by-scene, from moments of ebullience to abject dejection.
There are so many romantic comedies out there that don't even deserve to be called romantic COMEDIES, because what is the first rule in comedy? To make people laugh. Have you ever actually laughed while watching some Jennifer Aniston garbage? Me neither.
Now "(500) Days of Summer" is a rare comedy that actually DOES make you laugh and it makes you laugh a lot. I give a lot of credit to that.
And it's story is pretty good as well: The big love story is being told backwards with interesting twists, turns and other stuff you just gotta see.
As a whole, I'd say that "(500) Days of Summer" is a very good film to watch, especially to those who have given up on the idea that a romantic comedy can be good.… Expand
500 Days of Summer is misnamed as a romantic comedy, because is neither romantic or comedy, although is treats the development of love in a couple, contrasting and comparing the woman with the man; it is so depressing, that at times is no longer enjoyable. As to the comedy; this picture is more about drama, which means that the goal is to make the viewer identify with the situation.
As this is not a happy ending story, the movie tries to show how foolish we become when being blindly in love; in other words this film makes a satire of love. According to the picture a person in this situation will forgive everything, will remember all the happy moments but not the sad ones and wont listen any warning.
The ending is remarkable because both lovers end up believing what the other thought about life in the beginning of the relationship; Tom stopped believing in destiny, happy endings and fairy tale stories; and Summer stopped believing in coincidences, a existence without love and with no possibility of dreaming.
500 Days of Summer has an interesting plot, script and performances, but I think that the one of Zooey Deschanel is more suitable for the movie than the one of Joseph Gordon Levitt. Up next is autumn.… Expand
GrahamR7A very likable film with an endearing charm. Deschanel is as delightful as ever.
MariekeW.2This film was horrible. Trite. Anything you see here, you should have seen elsewhere, unless, a) you are 12 and haven't seen any of the great films of our time, or b) you are in need of identifying with zooey deschanel's cultivated quirk of detachment. There was nothing novel about the segments that one could tell were meant to stand out. When they say "it's been done before", it may not be apt, but in this case it is, because it's been done better. Don't waste your time and energy watching a train-wreck romance....wait for it...crash...when that's all it could ever do. This movie is a sketch of an empty shell of a relationship, without any character development. Nothing to hold onto after it tips you into the void. And no, that's not directorial irony.… Expand
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