(500) Days of Summer
(500) DAYS OF SUMMER (12)
D: Marc Webb
Fox Searchlight/Watermark (Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Mason Novick & Steven J. Wolfe)
USA 🇺🇸 2009
W: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
DP: Eric Steelberg
Ed: Alan Edward Bell
Mus: Mychael Danna & Rob Simonsen
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Tom Hansen), Zooey Deschanel (Summer), Chloë Grace Moretz (Rachel), Matthew Gray Gubler (Paul), Geoffrey Arend (McKenzie)
Not a love story, but still very much a story about love, this ingenious spin on romantic comedies features a non-linear narrative charting a seamingly random series of events during a 500 day relationship between a principled greetings card artist and a frivilous receptionist.
While some of the scenes feature a rather misogynistic view of the battle of the sexes, Zooey Deschanel brings realism to a character who might seem overly ditzy or infuriating to others. Very well conceived, reasonably realistic with the addition of a great soundtrack. What's not to like?