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500 Days of Summer (2009)

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Comedy, Drama, Romance |

500 Days of Summer is a American romantic comedy-drama film by first-time director Marc Webb from a screenplay written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, and produced by Mark Waters. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, and employs a nonlinear narrative structure, with the story based upon its male protagonist and his memories of a failed relationship.

As an independent production, the film was picked up for distribution by Fox Searchlight Pictures and premiered at the 25th Sundance Film Festival.

On January 8, Tom Hansen meets Summer Finn, his boss’ new assistant. Tom is trained as an architect but works as a writer at a greeting card company in Los Angeles. After discovering they have a similar taste in music, they have a conversation about love at a karaoke night; Tom believes in it, but Summer does not. Tom’s friend and co-worker McKenzie drunkenly reveals that Tom likes Summer, which Tom asserts is only “as friends”, something Summer agrees with. A few days later, Summer kisses Tom in the office. During the next few months Summer and Tom grow closer.

Tom shows Summer his favorite spot in the city, a park bench which overlooks a number of buildings he likes, though the view is somewhat spoiled by parking lots. After several months of dating, both Tom’s friends and his preteen half-sister Rachel push him to question Summer where they are in their relationship, though Summer brushes this off, saying that it should not matter if they are both happy.

Director: Marc Webb

Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Gray Gubler, Clark Gregg, Patricia Belcher

Cast:

Joseph Gordon-LevittTom
Zooey DeschanelSummer
Geoffrey ArendMcKenzie
Chloë Grace MoretzRachel
Matthew Gray GublerPaul
Clark GreggVance
Patricia BelcherMillie
Rachel BostonAlison
Minka KellyAutumn – Girl at Interview
Charles WalkerMillie’s New Husband
Ian Reed KeslerDouche
Darryl Alan ReedBus Driver
Valente RodriguezEmployee #1
Yvette Nicole BrownNew Secretary
Nicole ViciusPartygoer
Natalie BorenAnother Partygoer
Maile FlanaganRhoda
Darryl SivadUsher
Gregory A. ThompsonMinister
Michael BodieMan
John MackieMime (as John Mackey)
Jacob StroopCupid
Kevin MichaelWedding Singer
Sid WilnerGrossman
Richard McGonagleNarrator (voice)
Jean-Paul VignonFrench Narrator (voice)
Bryan AnthonyDancer
Sybil AzurDancer
Cheryl BaxterDancer
Gustavo CarrDancer
John R. CorellaDancer
Nadine EllisDancer
Alejandro EstornelDancer
Nathaniel FlattDancer
Reshma GajjarDancer
Tiffany GranathDancer
Jennifer HamiltonDancer
Brandon HenschelDancer
Michael HigginsDancer
Kenneth HughesDancer
Alexandra HulmeDancer
John Jacquet Jr.Dancer
Jennifer Lee KeyesDancer
Tim LacatenaDancer
Rebecca LinDancer
Gelsey WeissDancer
Katie MaliaDancer
Anthony MarcionaDancer
Christopher ShazarDancer
Vivian NixonDancer
Tracy PhillipsDancer
Nathan PrevostDancer
Jamie SheaDancer
Ryan ThomasDancer
Christian VincentDancer
Jull WeberDancer
Olivia Howard BaggSummer – Age 12
Joseph ButtlerOffice Worker
Joshua CollinsCo-Worker 3
Chris ConnellMarcus
Danny J. DolanAlto Sax Guy #1
Adam EmeryTom – Age 12
Taylor FeldmanFrench Girl
Landall GoolsbyOffice Worker
Maryke HendrikseDancer / French Waitress
Jennifer HetrickSarah
Janis JonesGreeting Card Company Employee
Michael JusticeRooftop Guy #1
Samantha KrutzfeldtCharlie
Suzanne LaChasseGirl on Stairs
Kevin LeungChinese Father
Michelle MasonThe Most Beautiful Girl in the World
Christina MillerGirl on Stairs
Eve Gwyneth MorriseyGirl on the Stairs
Brigitte Ngo-TrinhWedding Goer
Keisha RamdhanieWedding Guest
Jason RobinsonThe Puma
Deborah RombautCoffee Addict
Justin RuseCostume Character
Haley SmithDancer
Sarah StaitmanSoccer Girl
James StrattonDancer
Wesley J. SzaboSummer’s Party Guest
Ellen ThompsonPartygoer
TyConversing Woman
Georja UmanoFrench Lady
Pleasant WayneTavern Patron
Maurice WebsterWedding Guest
Kathryn WeisbeckSummer Lookalike
Leland WhiteWedding Guest
JonJon WoodTheatre Patron
Jon Morgan WoodwardWedding Guest
Eileen ÁlvarezSummer Lookalike

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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