The movie “(500) Days of Summer” tells the usual movie tale: boy meets girl, boy falls in love with her, but compared to so many of its rival romantic comedies, boy does not end up with girl.Released July 17, director Marc Webb’s first feature-length film tells the 90-minute story of a relationship that wasn’t meant to last.
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt star as Summer Finn and Tom Hansen.
Summer is a girl who has had men after her all of her life, while Tom is more of the hopeless romantic in a world of cynics, still thinking there is that one person out there for everyone, and he believes that woman is Summer.
Both seem to be the average type: good looking, work normal boring jobs at a greeting card company, live in well-furnished apartments, and neither has much else going on in their lives. They begin an intense friendship: sharing dark secrets and stories, spending all their time together and sleeping together. But only one interested in making it a real romantic relationship. Things start to change day-by-day as Tom starts to fall madly in love with Summer, who turns his world upside down when she ends their romance for good.
Shown in non-chronological order, this movie taking you from Tom’s highs and lows in random order, which gave the film a little extra flair that only helped compliment the story.
This film unveils relationships for what they truly are, sometimes heart wrenching and unforgettable, or blissful and affectionate. But most times, someone always gets hurt.
Rarely a film comes along that leaves you surprised, since so many of the movies gracing our theaters are either remakes, sequels or just corny predictable nonsense. But this is a funny, realistic and original screenplay that is well translated on the screen.
For a well-written screenplay, talented cast, and truly entertaining experience, this film gets two thumbs up.