(500) Days Of Summer

(500) Days Of Summer


(500) Days Of Summer review

Film description

In a Nutshell: 

A not-so-typical rom-com about a girl who doesn’t believe in love and the guy that falls in love with her.



“This is a story of boy meets girl… But I must warn you, this is not a love story.”


'Coincidence, that's all anything ever is, nothing more than coincidence...Tom had finally learnt that there are no miracles, there is no such thing as fate, nothing is meant to be. He knew; he was sure of it now.'

Tom: 'What happens if you fall in love?'
Summer: 'Well, you don't believe that, do you?'
Tom: 'It's love. It's not Santa Claus.'

Tom: 'I need to know that you're not going to wake up in the morning and feel differently.'
Summer: 'I can't give you that. Nobody can.'


For Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) it was love at first sight when he meets Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel) on her first day at work.

Bonding over their love of The Smiths, a drunken karaoke night later leads to sly kisses in the copy room and sex in the shower.

At first, it appears that Tom and Summer are perfect for each other, but Summer doesn’t believe in relationships, and Tom has already fallen in love...

Skipping back and forth through the tribulations of their relationship, we see Tom go from delerious heights to depressing lows, as he examines where it all started to go wrong.

One minute he bursts into spontaneous song in the park, the next, he's seeking advice on women from his adolescent sister Rachel (Chloë Grace Moretz), who consoles him with vodka in times of need.

As the 500th day approaches, is Summer ready to commit? Or is Tom still kidding himself with the torment of love and fate?

Written by: Charlie Derry

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Release Dates

UK Cinema release
September 4th 2009
UK DVD release
January 18th 2010
UK Blu-ray release
January 12th 2010
UK Blu-ray release
January 18th 2010



    • indietasticness

      Sep 27th 2009, 14:55

      A different kind of 'rom-com' in the same league as the brilliant high fidelity. This film was fantastic, charmingly funny, heart breaking and some how up lifting all at once. I fell in love with this film instantly and the it is told is very original. The best film of 2009

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    • sabrina1989

      Sep 29th 2009, 22:28

      i absoultley loved this film!!! it was diffrent and quriky!! it is now denitly in my top 10 fav films! i love the soundtrack as well! I love the way it is written! its perfect and 100 pecent cool! it is certanily the best film of 2009.

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