(500) Days of Summer Synopsis
After his lover dumps him, a writer tries to figure out where their relationship went wrong.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a feat of star acting, and it helps make (500) Days not just bitter or sweet but everything in between.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A different kind of love story: an honest one that takes a piece out of you.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Much like Annie Hall did for a previous generation, (500) Days of Summer may be the movie that best captures a contemporary romantic...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The writing is often clever and the overall production playful and intelligent.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A romantic comedy that feels like real life.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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An irresistible feel-good movie about love gone bad.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Deschanel does what she does seemingly without effort, managing to convey Summer's mixed-up messed-upness.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's an "Annie Hall" for the iPod generation: über-designed, pleasing to the touch, making up in generic sweetness what it lacks in bite.
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40

NPR

By Nathan Lee
For all its rhetorical whimsy and hipster dressings, (500) Days of Summer is a thoroughly conservative affair, as culturally and...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
An exhaustive and exhausting dissection of a relationship that was never all that promising in the first place.
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500 DAYS OF SUMMER. Rating: 80 over 100. Based on advance press preview.

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Recently, I had attended the advance press preview of this CUTE quirky skillfully-directed 1.5hr romantic-comedy. Summer - the event we associate with the bounty and ripening of love - is the name of...

Not a love story...

By peachyevey
Or so they say in the beginning of the film. That's not true. It is a love story. It just doesn't go the traditional route. I actually really enjoyed watching 500 Days. Joseph Gordon Levitt and...

500 days of summer

By bambitochickle
i think it was a really, really done movie with lots of creative tidbits in it. The only thing that really got to me though was that it was a true-to-life film. The imagery switches back and forth...

Best Feel-Good Movie That I've Seen In YEARS!

By schleppenheimer
This is by far the best movie I've seen in a long time. I've been happy about seeing it for days now, still humming the soundtrack. This movie was funny, sweet, surprising, hilarious, and just the...

Not just a Chick Flick!

By Epiphone19
One of the best movies I've seen all summer! I was blown away by the director's clever way of filming select scenes and was all-around impressed by the quality of the film. It was funny, heart-felt,...

A wonderful story about love, that isn't a love story...

By movies-4-me
The movie starts with a dedication of sorts, and sets the tone for the whole movie. The rest of the movie is a non-linear voyage through the time of one man's relationship - or lack thereof - with a...

Wonderful

By bluetearclown
One of the best movies this summer by far. I don't watch previews because they show too much of the movie and seem to give you a biased opinion on how you think the movie should go, but when you...

WHAT A GEM!!!

By LULA BELLE
A joyous and honest portrayal of Los Angeles that I will return to view over and over again. With incorporation of animation, motion graphics, stellar performances from the entire cast, and a...

Very enjoyable movie

By Schofield1956
No, it's not a classic, but compared to some of the trash out there this summer, the movie is one that should be seen. It is the classic "boy meets girl" story, but told from the guy's perspective. ...

Poignant and wonderful.

By swingcopate
It's one of those movies that will either resonate with you...or not. But I think most people can identify with what this movie tries to convey (successfully, in my opinion). Personally, I went to...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual material and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Smart, fresh romcom is best for older teens.
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POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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DRINKING & DRUGS
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