The Basics: First off you know (500) Days of Summer is my kind of movie because a. it’s an indie film b. it’s quirky c. it’s different from most other movies out there and d. i love anything to do with romance. Now that I have gotten that out of the way you should know this is NOT a love story, it’s really quite the opposite. What this is, is a real story about a boy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt from 3rd Rock From the Sun) and a girl (Zooey Deschanel) who got involved.
The Good: I don’t even know where to start, as far as the awesomeness of this movie my cup overfloweth. Tom (Gordon-Levitt) pulls you into his journey with Summer (Deschanel) and you feel every up and down that he feels. He truly makes this film what it is, he was funny, charming and so sexy (in that nerdy love-sick puppy kind of way). I loved Deschanel but in some ways you aren’t supposed to always love her in the movie because you become protective of Tom. The whole story is beautiful though and all those pieces of romance we’ve felt in our lives is scattered throughout the film.
The Bad: It does not have a Hollywood ending but I still left the theater smiling, I think it depends on the person if they leave feeling good or disappointed. Mind you the non-Hollywood ending is not a bad in my book but for some people it might be.