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500 Days Of Summer (2009)

Comedy Drama Romance


Director: Marc Webb

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Matthew Gray Gubler, Chloë Grace Moretz

Runtime: 1h 35 mins

500 Days of Summer is not your typical love story, it is a realistic “love story” told in a non-linear fashion about an aspiring architect Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who believes in fate and true love, and how he falls for the charming Summer (Zooey Deschanel) A woman who doesn’t believe in true love.

Their different views on love, at times affects Tom and summer’s relationship which we observe during the movie. 500 Days Of Summer is a realistic, sweet, beautiful but depressing romance movie told in a different and interesting way. The movie doesn’t show the relationship of the young lovers in chronological order instead the movie can jump from the beginning of their relationship to the middle, while having a narrator to straighten things out whom also adds more depth to the story and its characters.

The young lovers Tom and Summer had great chemistry making every second of their relationship enjoyable and heart-warming to watch. Honestly I could happily watch their relationship all day. The movie captured every argument, every sweet moment and every heartfelt conversation of the couple which added more depth to their relationship. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel performances were superb, they were amazing together and suited their roles. The supporting cast were good as they added some humour and fun.

500 days of Summer was a good romance movie which contained a few humorous scenes to lighten the movie. Followed by a great soundtrack which complimented the tone and cinematography of the movie. It was filled with sweet dialogue, interesting characters and cool scene transitions. Later on the movie got quite depressing, but that is what made the film so realistic, it’s not your typical cliché romance as it showed the ups and downs of a relationship. You should definitely watch this movie but I warn you in advance “This is not a love story”.

Similar movies: Celeste and Jesse Forever, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


  • Great soundtrack
  • Believable relationship
  • Story told in an interesting way


Overall a good realistic romance movie with a believable relationship, good chemistry between Tom & Summer and some funny scenes.


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