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(500) Days of Summer falls, hard 

This rom-com is more a story of heartbreak for heartbreak's sake and not a deep emotional journey.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Tom falls hard for Zooey Deschanel's Summer, who does not return the sentiment, so naturally, the relationship doesn't work out. (500) Days, though it has its moments of genuine insight, is more a story of heartbreak for heartbreak's sake and not a deep emotional journey. The supporting cast all speak the same commiserative "Dude, no!" dialogue that portrays them as inordinately interested in Tom's love life. I regret to inform you that Summer is not a character so much as a boogeyman for males with an overdeveloped romantic bent: an oblivious cutie that will steal your heart and then blithely take a shit in the hole she left in your soul. (500) Days is a film that is missing a better half.


(500) Days of Summer
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 95 min. · 2009
Official Site: www.foxsearchlight.com/500daysofsummer
Director: Marc Webb
Writer: Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber
Producer: Mark Waters, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mason Novick and Steven J. Wolfe
Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg, Minka Kelly, Matthew Gray Gubler, Rachel Boston, Geoffrey Arend and Chloe Moritz

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