(500) Days of Summer

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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    You're going to hear a lot about 500 Days of Summer over the next few months. All of the good stuff is true. Any bad stuff you hear is not.
  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. An irresistible feel-good movie about love gone bad.
  6. 70
    It's more like a love story in a blender. What is unexpected is the sincerity beneath the modest conceit that, yup, love hurts.
  7. An exhaustive and exhausting dissection of a relationship that was never all that promising in the first place.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 215
  1. (anon)ymous
    Aug 13, 2009
    10
    A very enjoyable movie all the way around. Zooey is a great actress, but I think Joseph really shined through in his performance.
  2. Feb 16, 2012
    10
    Best romantic comedy of all time to me. It may not have the cliche ending that everyone desires but this is life. Happy endings do not occurBest romantic comedy of all time to me. It may not have the cliche ending that everyone desires but this is life. Happy endings do not occur on a daily basis. A very strong and compelling performance from the cast, every single one of them although joseph gordon-levitt and zooey deschanel deserve honorable mention. Direction of the movie plus the cinematography was excellent to say the least. soundtrack was played to its strengths too. The script was brilliantly written too, no nonsense corny **** which is another plus point. highly recommended. 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. Oct 11, 2012
    8
    A consistently amiable tale about love and break-ups. Untypical for its genre but ironically the movie does everything right nevertheless.A consistently amiable tale about love and break-ups. Untypical for its genre but ironically the movie does everything right nevertheless. Lovely for couples, singles and recently abandoned ones. Worth watching! Expand
  6. Nov 27, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Good movie overall. It is very different from any other "chick-flick" or drama movie...this movie try to define what love is and how to people define it differently. 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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