• 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

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
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
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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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
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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If it just misses being this generation's 'Annie Hall', it's still deliciously refreshing, sweet and fizzy. A sherbet dip of a movie.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

September 4, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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This is a romantic comedy that makes the concept of romantic comedies appealing again -- that reminds you how resonant and transporting they can be when they're done right.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 30, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It isn't Hugh and Andie or Meg and whomever, but (500) Days offers hope that Hollywood can pass that romance baton to somebody other than the crude crew of the Kappa Alpha Apatow frat house.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2009
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The film's postmodern path takes us through touching, tender, hilarious territory before winding up at the most beguiling part of any love story. The beginning.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

July 24, 2009
Tom Long
Detroit News
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This is movie magic most unexpected.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: A

July 24, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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[A] visually witty, flawlessly played romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 24, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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This movie has flighty warmth. It makes delirious use of one of Hall & Oates' boppiest tunes. It has a bluebird of happiness, for crying out loud.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 4/4

July 24, 2009
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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Captures with such immediacy the elation and anxiety of new love, the tingle and the terror, the profound sense that you have never been more alive and the occasional wish that you could die on the spot.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

July 24, 2009
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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Falling in love or falling out? This film offers a helpful tonic for either condition.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 23, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The swooningly romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer is a movie that will be discovered, embraced and shared with friends like a favorite record album.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 23, 2009
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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What saves 500 Days from terminal shallowness are Gordon-Levitt and Deschanel, who are not the usual picture-perfect androids peopling these young-love idylls.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

July 17, 2009
Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times
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(500) Days of Summer is something seldom seen: an original romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 17, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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A romantic comedy that feels like real life.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

July 17, 2009
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It's the oldest bittersweet story in the book, of course, but music-video director Marc Webb approaches his feature debut with great confidence, flair and a minimum of schmaltz.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 17, 2009
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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I guess maybe I'm not Tom but Summer. I like your looks, and heaven knows I appreciate the energy you put into wooing me, but I don't want us to be a couple.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 17, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The film gets by on a few funny lines...some playful split-screen imagery from first-time feature film director Marc Webb...and the real star of the picture, second-billed: Zooey Deschanel.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 17, 2009
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The movie suffers at times from a surfeit of adorableness in its two leads, as well as clumsy voiceover narration and a general sense that the subsidiary characters have about as much edge as plush toys.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

July 17, 2009
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Everything that's wrong, on the surface, with (500) Days of Summer pales in light of everything that's going on beneath its surface.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 17, 2009
David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
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An irresistible feel-good movie about love gone bad. And that really isn't bad at all.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 17, 2009
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
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This sweetly engaging trifle goes down as easy as cold lemonade on a hot afternoon.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 17, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Much like Annie Hall did for a previous generation, (500) Days of Summer may be the movie that best captures a contemporary romantic sensibility.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 17, 2009
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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It's a tale you've heard a million times before. But it's told in such a relatable, inventive way in 500 Days of Summer, it almost feels like the first time.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

July 17, 2009
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Finally, a romance that understands we mark our lives by our scrapes with love, and our defeats, rather than simply white-wedding-cake success.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 17, 2009
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5ao

July 17, 2009
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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For all its ambitiousness, (500) Days of Summer feels synthetic and derivative, a movie that's popping with perceptions while searching for a style.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 16, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A fresh July breeze among recent (and mostly stale) romantic-comedy offerings.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 16, 2009
Dana Stevens
Slate
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If only some sharp-eyed script editor had run 500 Days through the de-sappifying machine, it could have been the first great romantic comedy of 2009.

Full Review Source: Slate

July 16, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The ending is tidy and way too cute, but (500) Days is otherwise a different kind of love story: an honest one that takes a piece out of you.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 16, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Even if (500) Days of Summer isn't truly great, it is great fun, from its fresh view of Los Angeles to its use of music to its charming leads.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 16, 2009
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The movie charmed me enough to send me out smiling, and I can see younger filmgoers taking it very much to heart.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

July 16, 2009
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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It goes down smoothly, thanks in large part to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's grounded lead performance and Marc Webb's slick direction, but it seems like every other scene coughs up a dispiriting cliché.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

July 16, 2009
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The writing is often clever and the overall production playful and intelligent.

July 16, 2009
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Boy gets girl and boy loses girl in convoluted, sometimes cloying but ultimately winning fashion in 500 Days of Summer.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 16, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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In romance, we believe what we want to believe. That's the reason 500 Days of Summer is so appealing.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

July 16, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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[Director] Webb treats his characters and his audience with respect. The result is something worth savoring regardless of the season in which it is seen.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 15, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It's a Gen-Y Annie Hall made by a new-style Wes Anderson who uses his cleverness for humanity instead of postmodern superiority.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

July 15, 2009
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Scratch any cynic and you'll find a romantic; scratch this movie's surface and you'll discover a typically tepid ode to pitter-pattering hearts dressed up in thrift-store chic and faux-edginess.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

July 15, 2009
Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
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What is unexpected is the sincerity beneath the modest conceit that, yup, love hurts.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 15, 2009
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Thanks to two wonderful, offbeat performances by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, this movie has charm to spare. It looks you right in the eye and tells the truth.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

July 15, 2009
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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There's no real drama when the inner life of the female lead is so shrouded, even if that's the point.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 13, 2009
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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Conventional? Not at all.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

July 13, 2009
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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I can't speak highly enough about this really inventive romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

July 13, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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An engagingly breezy tale about a guy with a broken heart and the girl who broke it.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

March 26, 2009
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