Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star in director Marc Webb's wry, nonlinear romantic comedy about a man who falls head over heels for a woman who doesn't believe in love. Tom (Gordon-Levitt) is an aspiring architect who currently earns his living as a greeting card writer. Upon encountering his boss' beautiful new secretary, Summer (Deschanel), Tom discovers that the pair have plenty in common despite the fact that she's seemingly out of his league; for starters, they both love the Smiths, and they're both fans of surrealist artist Magritte. Before long Tom is smitten. All he can think about is Summer. Tom believes deeply in the concept of soul mates, and he's finally found his. Unfortunately for Tom, Summer sees true love as the stuff of fairy tales, and isn't looking for romance. Undaunted and undeterred by his breezy lover's casual stance on relationships, Tom summons all of his might and courage to pursue Summer and convince her that their love is real.
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I completely fell in-love with this movie.
The story was brilliant, and told in such a beautiful, captivating way. The timeline was all over the place, yet it was still so easy to follow.
Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel both played they're characters so well, I loved Zooeys character Summer in particular.
My rainy-day film, I have watched it so many times, I know most of the lines off by heart!
This film will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and want to fall in love all at the same time.
Let me start off with this, romantic comedies usually always suck. The main character is usually the girl, and she's usually dumb, blond, or both. But (500) Days of Summer was a unique addition to the romantic comedy genre. For one, the characters are easy to relate to. Another thing that separates this movie from other Romantic Comedies is it's actually funny. And not funny because it's bad either. My favorite part was the expectations/reality scene. I don't think anyone in the history of cinema has ever done anything like that. Before I saw this, a lot of people were saying it was snubbed at the Oscars, and I agree. It was a great movie, but a lot of times the academy doesn't pick the best movies. My suggestion is: If you are not an emotionless troll, see this movie.
You know how you see these billboards of a new bar with some radical name and the radio ads sound pretty cool so you think youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll discover yet another home away from home until you get there and find the place is jacked full of yuppies, the drinks are overpriced and watered down, and not only is it Ã¢â‚¬ËœdecoratedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ but all the decoration is imitation English pub crap that came out of some Ikean nightmare? ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s where i found myself in this flick.
What a disappointing Summer. Here i was expecting this nice indie film getaway and ended up at a run of the mill Motel 6 in the middle of the the suburbs. Basically what you have here is a package tour, emphasis on the word Ã¢â‚¬ËœpackageÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. Because thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all this movie is: marketing to the independent circuit. They get this cool poster and start a lot of buzz and spin it as a quirky thing off the beaten path when in fact itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s standard romantic comedy fare parked dead center in the middle of the road.
Sundance my ass. iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to Sun-dance on their freakinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ graves is what. Just ranting about how they manipulated me into seeing this infuriates me and i feel like going up to the top of this review and ripping a star down, but that wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be fair to Zooey Deschanel, who turned in a neat performance. She did what she could to keep this film cutting edge cute but there was too much other crap holding it back, like the script. Like a narrator who rarely narrates, which is in fact a good thing because his lines come across as Pushing Up Daisies throwaways. Like scenes which are supposed to be Ã¢â‚¬ËœexperimentalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ but actually have all the originality of ApplebeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sports memorabilia.
One pleasant surprise was the supporting role of Rachel, the lead guyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s younger sister, as portrayed by 12-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz. Her performance was solid, especially when considering her age. Keep an eye on her, sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one to watch.
In a summer of high tech,FX garbage that Hollywood continues to shell out at us, its nice to see this clever little gem of a movie make waves with critics and audiences alike. Even with all the great strides that have been made with Hi-Def tv's,digital effects,Blue-ray etc,the quality of the product shown has hit all time lows. Where are the great writers? Does anybody do anything original anymore? And that's not only in film. Did I really see a "Britney Spears Greatest Hits" CD in Best Buy the other day. YIKES. Anyway,check out this wonderful film about young love gone bad. We've all been there. Boy meets girl. Boy falls for girl. Girl likes boy, Girl wants to have fun but does not want to get serious. Boy doesn't understand. What sets this film apart is a great cast and a different concept of telling the story going back and forth from flashbacks to present day to what is going to be. Great idea and it works. One of the best films I have seen this year.
Ummm I fell in love with 500 Days of Summer. First and foremost this was not my pick to go see when me and my bf went to the theaters, but I am glad we did. Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel are brilliant in this romantic comedy that is not your run of the mill romantic comedy. I would suggest this movie to anyone because it has great quality and watchability.
500 days of summer is the worst movie i have EVER seen. It is depressing, non- motivational, and i disagree with every word of it. It is the epitome of a suicidal movie. I used my optimum rewards card to go see it, and i would actually pay full price to have every trace of it completely erased from my memory.