“500 Days of Summer” The Movie

500 days of summer

I don’t know why I watching this film in the night of Tuesday alone. From that night I realize something special between boy and girl which called “love”.  My advise after watching this film is not to talk too much about love for yourself, just feel it, and let the coincidence work in. “500 Days of Summer” was the film which released in 2009. The genre of this film is comedy and romance drama. An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. The main actor is Joseph Gordon Levitt as Thom Hansen, main actress is Zooey Deschanel as Summer fin. The figurants are Geoffrey Arend as Mckenzie, Chloe Moretz as Rachel Hansen, Matthew Gray Gubler as Paul, and the beauy girl Minka Kelly as Auntumn.

(500) Days of Summer is presented in a non-chronological format, each scene being introduced by which of the 500 days it is. The plot as given here has been rearranged in chronological order. It is important to note cinematographically that the film opens with day 488 the scene where Tom and Summer are seated at a bench and the audience sees Summer’s ringed finger as the two hold hands.

The story begun in day one when Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) works at a greeting card company as a card writer. He has a few friends and is seemingly happy with his life. One day at a meeting, Tom’s boss (Clark Gregg) introduces the board room to Summer (Zooey Deschanel), his new assistant. He is immediately taken by Summer’s beauty.

Tom talks to his friends about how much he likes Summer. While at first he plays things cool, he is convinced she is “the one” after an exchange in the elevator over their mutual love of the Smiths. Summer and Tom go out and have fun in the city. As they spend more time together, they become closer. Summer shares her most intimate thoughts and stories with him, while Tom takes her to his favorite spot in the city and tells her about how he was studying to become an architect before he ran out of money and was forced to work for the Card Company to sustain himself.

Months pass. One of Tom’s co-workers is getting married. He takes the train to go to the wedding and sees Summer on the way to his seat. He tries to hide, but she sees him and approaches. They talk and go get a coffee. The entire weekend is spent together. At the wedding, he asks her to dance and they have a very romantic night together. She invites Tom to a party on at her place. Tom is hopeful.

Tom Hansen and Summer Fin in action

Tom’s expectations for the night are to make his dreams a reality. However, as he arrives at the party, the differences between his dream night and that night are hauntingly apparent. He barely talks to Summer and finds comfort with the bottle. He then sees Summer showing off her ring and her fiance. Tom loses it. He leaves without a word, angry and hurt that Summer would treat him like this.

Tom spends the next 5 days in a catatonic state. He leaves the apartment once to buy orange juice, Twinkies and Jack Daniel’s. He eventually returns to work, just in time for the weekly presentations. His best friend reminds him that today is the day they present their pitches for new cards. Halfway through the presentation, Tom decides that his beliefs of love, fate, and relationships were wrong. He gives the board a passionate speech about how their company is comfortable feeding people lies and that they are the reason people have such unrealistic expectations. He quits and leaves

Tom is seen struggling with his depression. He slowly begins to take steps to help himself. Rachel tells him that he should take a second look at Summer and Tom’s relationship and stop ignoring the bad. He realizes that there was always something Summer was holding back and kept her from truly being “in” the relationship. He begins to take up architecture again. He trashes his apartment and begins drawing on the walls and designing. He slowly builds up a portfolio and makes a list of firms to present his work at. One by one he is rejected. Once the firms dwindle to a handful, Tom begins to lose hope.

Tom goes to the bench at his favorite part of the city. He’s gazing down at some of the buildings when Summer calls out to him. She compliments his looks and tells him she knows he’s angry. She also tells him that she’s happy to see he’s doing alright. Tom confesses that he now realizes that all his ideas about love were wrong.

Summer points out that it wasn’t. The girl who didn’t want to be anyone’s girlfriend was now someone’s wife. She tells him that with her husband, she knew what she was never sure of with Tom: that she was in love with him and wanted to spend the rest of her life with him. She also tells Tom that if there’s no destiny, she might have easily never randomly met him in a deli. She tells Tom he was right, but just not about her. She holds his hand and squeezes before telling him that she needs to go. Tom tells her he’s happy that she’s happy, but makes a point not to congratulate her on her marriage. She smiles and leaves Tom.

Tom is on his way to a job interview. As he sits there, waiting to be interviewed, a girl across the waiting room calls out to him and asks if they’ve met. She tells him that she’s seen him sitting on a bench in Tom’s favorite spot, which is coincidentally her favorite spot as well. Tom says he’s never seen her before, so she replies he probably was not looking.

Tom jokes that since she’s the competition he hopes she doesn’t get the job. She returns the wish. The interviewer calls Tom in, but as he’s walking he turns back and asks the girl to get some coffee afterwards. She tells him that she is meeting someone. However, as Tom turns around, she agrees and says they’ll work it out.

Tom smiles and introduces himself. She smiles and introduces herself. Her name is Autumn. Then the film was over. I think they get a date next. After watching this film, I always smiling at my self in the mirror, Who am I? And then there is a crazy thing pass in my mind, Do you realize “Why every cute girl have a boyfriend, but not like a cute boy have a girlfriend? I don’t know the answer and in my mind I think the girl will say the opposite with that I’ve said before. Hahaha…. just kidding, recommended for you all for watching this awesome movie. I love this story 🙂

“It’s not a love story, It’s a story about love”


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