500 Days of Summer

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Chick Flicks

Brief Synopsis: "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 currently earns his living as a greeting card writer. Upon encountering his boss' beautiful new secretary, Summer (Deschanel), Tom discovers that the pair have plenty in common despite the fact that she's seemingly out of his league; for starters, they both love the Smiths, and they're both fans of surrealist artist Magritte. Before long Tom is smitten. All he can think about is Summer. Tom believes deeply in the concept of soul mates, and he's finally found his. Unfortunately for Tom, Summer sees true love as the stuff of fairy tales, and isn't looking for romance. Undaunted and undeterred by his breezy lover's casual stance on relationships, Tom summons all of his might and courage to pursue Summer and convince her that their love is real."

Overall Ranking: 195 (Rank from 2009: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dan O'Neill100(full review)
Chris of This Is Madness100(full review)
David Baruffi97
Trenten Barker97
Darren of Movie Reviews 10193(full review)
Today I Watched A Movie90(full review)
J Patterson90
Dave Examines Movies89(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest84
Bryan Lienesch83 - It's sort of 'Eternal Sunshine' meets 'Everything Must Go'.
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Sweet Popcorn And Late Nights80 - An inventive and energetic film that accurately portrays the life and death of a relationship.
(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread77(full review)

People Involved

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Tom Hansen)
  • Zooey Deschanel (Summer Finn)
  • Chloë Grace Moretz (Rachel Hansen)
  • Geoffrey Arend (McKenzie)
  • Matthew Gray Gubler (Paul)
  • Clark Gregg (Vance)
  • Rachel Boston (Alison)
  • Minka Kelly (Autumn)
  • Patricia Belcher (Millie)
  • Chris Connell (Marcus)
  • Jennifer Hetrick (Sarah)
  • Ian Reed Kesler (Douche)
  • Marc Webb (Director)