500 Days of Summer Movie Review
“500 days of summer” is a movie which moves in a chronological order back and forth describing the romance between Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) a failed architect turned greeting card writer and Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel) a new office associate at Tom’s office. Both Tom and Summer are different from each other but at the same time both get attracted after a few meetings. Tom is an average built person who has hardly any luck with love while Summer who does not believe in love but doesn’t mind being intimate with the person she likes.
The story begins with a brief that this movie is about a boy meeting a girl types and hence as a viewer one gets the clarity on the genre the movie belongs to. The added attraction in this movie is that it is a breezy romantic comedy that is realistic and at the same time follows logic and hardly one can find any scene that defies logic.
Tom after few interactions with Summer gets to know her better but as time or rather days progress the bond between the two diminishes which is strongly felt with Summer who slowly but steadily moves away from Tom as her characterization clearly indicates that she is not the falling in love types.
The movie showcases the 500 days in Tom’s life where from the time he first meets her till the time they separate and lead their lives in their own way. In the end the departing note is in a classical way when Tom deciding to take up architecture as profession meets Autumn (Minka Kelly) and the screen background changes to autumn season with the number 1 on it indicating the start of a new journey in Tom’s life.
Both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel are apt in their roles and both have displayed controlled emotions throughout which lends more value to the movie.
On the whole director Marc Webb has given a good blend of romance and comedy which makes this “500 Days of Summer” a feel-good film.