500 Days of Summer
500 Days of Summer (2009)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star in director Marc Webb's wry, nonlinear romantic comedy about a man who falls head over heels for a woman who doesn't believe in love. Tom (Gordon-Levitt) is an aspiring architect who… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 17, 2009
DVD Release Date: December 22, 2009
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A clever, offbeat romantic comedy, 500 Days of Summer is refreshingly honest and utterly charming.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

An unpredictable, immensely satisfying experience, much like love itself.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

If it just misses being this generation's 'Annie Hall', it's still deliciously refreshing, sweet and fizzy. A sherbet dip of a movie.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

What makes this movie so seamless is the spot-on performances of the two lead actors and the very relatable story of what happens when love--and life--happens.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Forcedly cute, clumsily mechanical, overdetermined, and undernourished, this ostensibly soulful romance is a plastic void.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

This is a romantic comedy that makes the concept of romantic comedies appealing again -- that reminds you how resonant and transporting they can be when they're done right.

Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

By the 501st day, it's hard to muster much sympathy for either Tom or Summer. Thank goodness it's not called 1,000 Days of Summer.

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Laremy Legel

It's very smooth and well done; Marc Webb clearly has a solid visual eye and natural sense of pacing.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It isn't Hugh and Andie or Meg and whomever, but (500) Days offers hope that Hollywood can pass that romance baton to somebody other than the crude crew of the Kappa Alpha Apatow frat house.

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Mark Asch
Stop Smiling

Similar taste in stuff, it seems, is not reason enough to love a movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zoey Deschanel do a wonderful job in this off beat completely different romantic comedy. One thats strikes more to the reality of the… More
Alex roy
I usually hate romantic comedies for the sheer fact that they always use the same, recycled ideas over and over again, despite changing the storyline slightly… More
Carlos Magalhães
Despite its clever idea, this unfunny romantic comedy full of clichés is centered on an annoying, uninteresting couple who never convinces us of what they feel… More
Alice Shen
Very sweet and romantic, but perhaps my viewing was soured because I was too caught up in comparing it to my play. Both have non-linear structures, but I have… More
Red Lats
500 Days is different love story, and worth watching. I would have rated it higher, but I found the non-linear presentation confusing. It felt like taking… More
Mark Walker
Before he was given big bucks and entrusted with reinventing the franchise of "The Amazing Spider-Man", director Marc Webb cut his directorial teeth… More