A Story of Boy Meets Girl
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Tom is a young man that believes that the film, The Graduate, has a happy ending. Summer is a child of divorce that has never believed in love.

500 Days of Summer might be a great choice for a romantic comedy for people who don't typically like romantic comedies. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel are perfect in this film about boy meets girl. But 500 Days of Summer is not a love story. (Don't worry - I am not spoiling anything - this is stated within the first few minutes of the film). I laughed, I cried, and identified with both Tom and Summer's characters. My favorite scene in the film involves both Tom and Summer at her garden party, and a split screen is used to show Tom's expectations and his reality simultaneously. The expectations are what Tom was hoping to happen during this party, and the reality of course, is what was actually happening. This one definitely warrants several rewatches in the future, and I think I could enjoy Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Hall & Oates musical sequence about 500 more times (at least). A great little film.