(500) Days of Summer

Tom, greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer, suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom rediscovers his true passions in life.
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Film Cast:

  • Tom Hansen: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Summer Finn: Zooey Deschanel
  • Rachel Hansen: Chloë Grace Moretz
  • McKenzie: Geoffrey Arend
  • Paul: Matthew Gray Gubler
  • Vance: Clark Gregg
  • Millie: Patricia Belcher
  • Alison: Rachel Boston
  • Autumn – Girl at interview: Minka Kelly
  • Douche: Ian Reed Kesler
  • Employee: Valente Rodriguez
  • New Secretary: Yvette Nicole Brown
  • Partygoer: Nicole Vicius
  • Millie’s New Husband: Charles Walker
  • Bus Driver: Darryl Alan Reed
  • Minister: Gregory Thompson
  • Another Partygoer: Natalie Boren
  • Rhoda: Maile Flanagan
  • Usher: Darryl Sivad
  • Dancer: Sybil Azur
  • Dancer: Rebecca Lin
  • Dancer: Alejandro Estornel
  • Dancer: Nadine Ellis
  • Dancer: Anthony Marciona
  • Dancer: Katie Malia
  • Dancer: Ryan Thomas
  • Dancer: Christian Vincent
  • Dancer: Tracy Phillips
  • Dancer: Bryan Anthony
  • Dancer: Reshma Gajjar
  • Dancer: Tiffany Granath
  • Dancer: Jennifer Hamilton
  • Dancer: Alexandra Nicole Hulme
  • Dancer: Kenneth Hughes
  • Dancer: Christopher Martinez
  • Dancer: Vivian Nixon
  • Dancer: Nathan Prevost
  • Dancer: Gelsey Weiss
  • Dancer: Jennifer Lee Keyes
  • Dancer: Gus Carr
  • Tom jeune: Adam Emery
  • Cupidon: Jacob Stroop
  • Grossman: Sid Wilner
  • Tavern Patron: Pleasant Wayne

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: Mychael Danna
  • Costume Design: Hope Hanafin
  • Producer: Steven J. Wolfe
  • Producer: Mason Novick
  • Director of Photography: Eric Steelberg
  • Casting: Eyde Belasco
  • Producer: Mark Waters
  • Editor: Alan Edward Bell
  • Stunt Coordinator: John Koyama
  • Screenplay: Scott Neustadter
  • Screenplay: Michael H. Weber
  • Director: Marc Webb
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Gary Gegan
  • Music Supervisor: Andrea von Foerster
  • Producer: Jessica Tuchinsky
  • Original Music Composer: Rob Simonsen
  • Unit Production Manager: Jenny Hinkey
  • Associate Producer: Veronica Brooks
  • Co-Producer: Scott Hyman
  • Production Design: Laura Fox
  • Art Direction: Charles Varga
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Matthew Iadarola
  • Script Supervisor: Renetta G. Amador
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Piero Mura
  • Still Photographer: Chuck Zlotnick
  • Steadicam Operator: Matthew Moriarty
  • Music Editor: Jen Monnar
  • Set Decoration: Jennifer Lukehart
  • Stunt Coordinator: Al Goto
  • Still Photographer: Tony Friedkin
  • Sound mixer: Lori Dovi
  • Assistant Editor: Jennifer Vecchiarello
  • Costume Supervisor: Marcy Lavender
  • Camera Car: Grady Allen Bishop

Movie Reviews:

  • r96sk: Fun film.

    ‘(500) Days of Summer’ impressed me. It features a fairly unique and a pretty refreshing romcom story, which is told in an interesting way. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Tom) is very good, as is co-star Zooey Deschanel (Summer). The pacing is good, as are the comedic aspects. All in all it’s a pleasant watch.

  • Peter McGinn: I recently had the opportunity to watch this movie again, many years removed from the first time I saw it. I was surprised how few details I remembered.

    During the movie’s sharpest moments, the dialogue is witty and fun. The story bounces around back and forth along the 500 day timeline they have measured out for the relationship between the two main characters. The device works; we get to see the state of their couple-ness at various points. It is, most of the time entertaining.

    But I have to say, as much as I like Zooey in her role (and this time around I know her from her great work in Elf), I was less than dazzled by our hero. I found him to be rather pathetic and despite the fun the two characters shared at times, it felt to me there was not much chemistry between the two, except when Zooey’s character exerted herself in his direction. Perhaps that was intended, given the arc of the plot.

    As I said above, the movie was entertaining, but ultimately I wasn’t satisfied with the ending. How it turned out for both characters, while believable when looked at from afar, came across as sudden and a little lame. More groundwork should have be laid out for where they stood at the end.

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