• PG-13, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama, Romance, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Marc Webb
    In Theaters:
    Jul 17, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 22, 2009
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures


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500 Days of Summer Reviews

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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An unpredictable, immensely satisfying experience, much like love itself.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic

February 10, 2014
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

(500) Days is a funny, seductive, and surprisingly honest dramatization of the ways we snooker ourselves into incompatible love.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 10, 2014
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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Forcedly cute, clumsily mechanical, overdetermined, and undernourished, this ostensibly soulful romance is a plastic void.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

February 10, 2014
Cammila Albertson
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It manages to deliver a love story that gets you invested even though you know it can't end neatly with either happiness or tragedy, but rather with a bittersweet mishmash of imperfection -- one that that everybody can probably relate to.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 10, 2014
Ali Gray

Inventive, original and hugely relatable, (500) Days Of Summer is the perfect screen deconstruction of a relationship, for once, from the man's point of view.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 5/5

September 29, 2012
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Tom and Summer may not be the most emotionally stable people on the planet, and if they were my friends, I'd have little sympathy for them.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2/5

July 21, 2012
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews

Movies like this are the reason why I love movies.

Full Review Source: Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/5

March 3, 2012
Neil Pond
American Profile

As Summer, Zooey Deschanel is an enchanting, blue-eyed mixture of nearness and distance. You can see why Tom loves her, even as she stomps on his heart.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2011
Laremy Legel
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It's very smooth and well done; Marc Webb clearly has a solid visual eye and natural sense of pacing.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: A

May 6, 2011
Dave White

You've seen this movie before (just usually with a fakey big-kiss ending; extra points here for the blunt honesty about breakups) but this one is just right for Right Now.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 4/5

April 4, 2011
Simon Miraudo

(500) Days of Summer is as close to perfect as a movie gets. A highly subjective claim? Sure, but so are all movie reviews, and this is hardly the time to get into that argument.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 5/5

October 27, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Zany visuals and spirited performances makes 500 Days of Summer an entertaining chronicle of the making and breaking of a modern secular relationship.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

August 4, 2010
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

An endearing, well-acted film that takes a conventional premise and turns it into something wonderfully unconventional.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 4/4

June 10, 2010
Josh Larsen

Sweet and cute, but capable of so much more.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3/4

May 7, 2010
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

Hopefully writers Neustadter and Weber have already got another project in the works.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 5/5

April 15, 2010
Kevin A. Ranson

This is the movie The Breakup was advertised to be.

Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Original Score: 3.5/4.0

April 12, 2010
Paul Chambers

Gimmicky love story that's not saved by its bittersweet ending. Acting is more than just cooing with your eyes. It seemed like 500 days allright. Paul Chambers, CNN.

Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Original Score: C-

February 10, 2010
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

The film's bruised yet clear-eyed romanticism is refreshing to find in a genre that often settles for something less than truthful or passionate.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B+

January 31, 2010
Sean Axmaker

... it does a nice job of charting the rise and fall of a relationship with heart, soul and a recognition that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

Full Review Source: Seanax.com

January 10, 2010
Jordan Hiller

We have been trained by Hollywood to react a certain way to a certain kind of movie and 500 Days of Summer seeks to un-train us through shock therapy.

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 6, 2010
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