How do you measure (500) Days of Summer?

525,600 minutes – how do you measure a year in the life? — Jonathan Larson

As the sound of the narrator’s voice resonated through the theater, the opening line was clearly stated: “This is NOT a love story”. “(500) Days of Summer” is a movie about love found, love lost, and how to deal. It really delves into the question – what if this isn’t my happily ever after? The movie really excels in delivering its message – “life doesn’t always turn out the way you plan it”. It’s not about how you get from Point A to Point B, but it’s all about the journey and the moments that occur in between.


(500) Days of Summer – Behind-the-Scenes Featurette:
Source: Fox Searchlight Pictures
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Tom) and Zooey Deschanel (Summer) meet and work at a Greeting Card company. Tom is instantly infatuated with Summer and the movie takes us on a journey from the courtship stages and through 500 days of their relationship. The movie uses flash backs and flash forwards in order to see the high points and low points of their relationship. The entire cast delivered performances that were real and very believable which kept the movie honest and grounded. The full cast list can be found on

It is hard to talk about this film without giving anything away. I would highly recommend seeing it because it isn’t your typical romantic comedy. It was a clever movie that was honest, heart breaking, and touching. I promise there are comedic moments in this film. It might not have been all rainbows and butterflies but it wasn’t all sad and droopy. Is there a happy ending? Yes, and I will leave it at that. Go check out “(500) Days of Summer”! For information on the movie, visit the (500) Days of Summer official website. I would give this film 4 out of 5 stars. The soundtrack is pretty good too! 🙂

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