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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 201
  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. Jul 22, 2011
    8
    This is a great movie,
    This movie has a great plot, great cinematography, great cast, and great use of music. This movie is without spoiling a
    This is a great movie,
    This movie has a great plot, great cinematography, great cast, and great use of music. This movie is without spoiling a realistic romantic comedy. It is indeed an incredible film even though romantic comedies in general suck and are predictable this movie stands out. The movie has a non linear use of plot which is extremely cool. The great shots ans use of color are great. The music overall stood out. The choice of music was great, with the combination of certain effects like muting the movie really does create emotions. I really enjoyed this movie and suggest you see it if you dislike or are bored of the normal unrealistic romantic comedy.
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  6. Jun 7, 2012
    7
    (500) DAYS was quite an entertaining film, on the other hand. The performance of Zooey Deschanel provides enough chutzpah and energy to hold(500) DAYS was quite an entertaining film, on the other hand. The performance of Zooey Deschanel provides enough chutzpah and energy to hold up an entire film on its own. Tom, as well, is an interesting character to watch. His performance gets a rise out of an audience with the most minute effort. In one scene, there is an off camera person interviewing Tom and his three friends about what love means to each of them. Both of Tomâ 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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