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(500) Days of Summer (2009)

aka (500) Days of Summer

"Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't."

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Details: 95 mins · English, French, Swedish · PG-13 (USA)

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A Wonderful Realistic Romance

While some romances would stick to the childhood fantasies of Happily-Ever-After, there are rare gems which would rather be a lot closer to real life.

500 Days of Summer is exactly just that type of movie. At the beginning it is your usual fairytale, but near the end it shows what usually happens: moving on and meeting new people.

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This movie definitely came to me at a good time. I'm extremely biased toward anything Joseph Gordon-Levitt does or is in, so I thought this was great. Loved the funny story telling, and I thought the editing was so spot on geeeezzzzzzussss. Filmed beautifully and put together masterfully.

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Cutsey romance whose irritating voiceover has all the depth and insight of the greetings card messages churned out by its protagonist. The 500 days concept whereby scenes jump about in a random order doesn't really add anything, and the punchline in the final scene is excruciating.

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Taglines:

"Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't."

"Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn't."

Plot:

The film is presented in a nonlinear narrative, as it jumps from various days within the 500-day span of Tom and Summer's relationship, indicated by an animation that includes the day's number; this summary is a linear version of the events of the film.

On January 8, Tom Hansen meets Summer Finn, the new assistant to his boss. Tom trained as an architect but works as a writer at a greeting card company in Los Angeles. Following a karaoke night, Tom's friend and co-worker McKenzie reveals that Tom is attracted to Summer. During the next few months Summer and Tom grow closer, despite Summer's telling Tom that she does not believe in true love, and does not want a boyfriend.

Tom shows Summer his favorite spot in the city, which overlooks a number of buildings Summer quits her job at the greeting card company. Tom's boss moves him to the consolations department, as his depression is not suitable for happier events. Months later, as Summer and Tom attend the wedding of their co-worker Millie, they dance at the wedding and Summer catches the bouquet. They sit next to each other on the trip home, and Summer invites Tom to a party at her apartment. He attends the party, but leaves when he sees that Summer is wearing an engagement ring. Tom enters a deep depression, only leaving his apartment for alcohol and junk food. After a few days, he returns to work with a hangover and after an emotional outburst, quits his job. He decides to rededicate himself to architecture, makes a list of firms, and begins to attend interviews.

On day 488, Summer sees Tom at his favorite spot in the city, and they talk. Tom states his lack of understanding towards her actions. Summer explains that he was right about the existence of true love and that she discovered in someone else all the feelings she had never been sure about with Tom. Summer holds Tom's hand. She says she is glad to see Tom is doing well. As she leaves Tom tells her he really hopes she is happy.

Twelve days later, on Wednesday, May 23, he attends a job interview and meets a beautiful girl who is also applying for the same job. They talk, and Tom learns she shares his favorite spot and dislike for the parking lots. Before entering the interview, he makes a date to have coffee with her afterwards. He asks her name, and she replies "Autumn".

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 2009-09-24 : Switzerland

Theatrical : 2009-09-30 : France

Theatrical : 2009-09-30 : Switzerland

Theatrical : 2009-10-01 : Malaysia

Theatrical : 2009-10-01 : New Zealand

Theatrical : 2009-10-02 : Taiwan

Theatrical : 2009-10-08 : Czech Republic

Theatrical : 2009-10-08 : Hong Kong

Theatrical : 2009-10-08 : Singapore

Theatrical : 2009-10-09 : Turkey

Theatrical : 2009-10-21 : Philippines

Theatrical : 2009-10-22 : Germany

Theatrical : 2009-10-22 : Russia

Theatrical : 2009-10-23 : Austria

Theatrical : 2009-10-23 : Spain

Theatrical : 2009-10-23 : Sweden

Theatrical : 2009-10-30 : Finland

Theatrical : 2009-10-30 : Mexico

Theatrical : 2009-10-30 : Norway

Theatrical : 2009-11-04 : Belgium

Theatrical : 2009-11-05 : Croatia

Theatrical : 2009-11-12 : Israel

Theatrical : 2009-11-13 : Brazil

Theatrical : 2009-11-13 : Denmark

Theatrical : 2009-11-17 : Buenos Aires

Theatrical : 2009-11-19 : Argentina

Theatrical : 2009-11-26 : Greece

Theatrical : 2009-11-27 : Italy

Theatrical : 2009-12-03 : Slovenia

Theatrical : 2009-12-04 : Estonia

Theatrical : 2009-12-04 : Poland

Theatrical : 2009-12-11 : Uruguay

Theatrical : 2010-01-09 : Japan

Theatrical : 2010-01-21 : South Korea

Theatrical : 2009-07-17 : United States of America

Theatrical : 2009-08-07 : United States of America

Theatrical : 2009-07-17 : Toronto

Theatrical : 2009-09-02 : United Kingdom

Theatrical : 2009-09-04 : Ireland

Theatrical : 2009-09-17 : Australia

Theatrical : 2009-09-24 : Netherlands

DVD : 2010-04-01 : Hungary

DVD : 2009-12-22

2009-09-25 : Brazil

2009-10-05 : Mexico

2009-10-08 : Belgium

2009-10-10 : Poland

2009-10-19 : Croatia

2009-10-23 : Brazil

2009-11-07 : Argentina

2009-11-13 : Portugal

2009-11-21 : Greece

2009-12-09 : Indonesia

2009-01-17 : United States of America

2009-03-21 : United States of America

2009-03-26 : United States of America

2009-04-02 : United States of America

2009-04-04 : United States of America

2009-04-08 : United States of America

2009-04-16 : United States of America

2009-04-24 : United States of America

2009-04-30 : United States of America

2009-05-02 : United States of America

2009-05-16 : United States of America

2009-06-06 : United States of America

2009-06-08 : United States of America

2009-06-09 : United States of America

2009-06-12 : United States of America

2009-06-18 : United States of America

2009-07-15 : United States of America

2009-07-31 : Australia

2009-08-05 : Switzerland

2009-08-12 : Czech Republic

2009-09-06 : France

2009-09-19 : Finland