(500) Days of Summer

Release Date: July 17th, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 22nd, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), 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.

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Gray Gubler, Clark Gregg, Rachel Boston, Minka Kelly

Director: Marc Webb

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Watermark

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Love interest, Deception, Los Angeles, Playful, Girlfriend, 2000s, Friend, Love, Bar, Office, Witty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    An exhaustive and exhausting dissection of a relationship that was never all that promising in the first place. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The writing is often clever and the overall production playful and intelligent. show more

  • 40
    Nathan LeeNPR

    For all its rhetorical whimsy and hipster dressings, (500) Days of Summer is a thoroughly conservative affair, as culturally and romantically status quo as any Jennifer Aniston vehicle. show more

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy